See also tetrastyle and hexastyle. This is a great necklace as it is. Denise Schmandt-Besserat found a significant amount of such balls. The chain attached is not the original one but a silver one that was added for practicality. Sometimes shown on Roman coins together with other implements of the priestly colleges such as a jug, a knife, a sprinkler, a patera , an apex , a bucranium , and an augur 's lituus.
Brass machine struck token with triangle hole
Used in the mintmarks of Roman coins to indicate officina 9. There is a bracelet similar to this on page of "A World of Bracelets". These are all antique silver pendants from China. Some have wings, and some do not. These were made from pots or old containers that had no other use as the community must have been short on high end metals. The word derives from the Greek for Phoenician. Jarmo has yielded a total of 1, spheres, disks and cones.
FAQ 7d: Mah-Jongg Bits & Pieces
The piece is cast silver. The opening is 1 inch wide so the wearer's hand has to slip through that. On Roman coins, they usually belonged to a shrine or temple. Flans were made and prepared in different ways in different places and times. This is a 46 inch strand of Irian Jaya trade beads.
I haven't had one before and was fascinated by this one. Even more significant than the appearance of new shapes, however, is the great proliferation of subtypes indicated by a variety of incised markings on the tokens. An alternative spelling of the same word is pschent. This pendant has an image of two Qilin in opposition. In ancient times it referred to "caelatura," which seems to have meant some sort of fancy metal-work not connected with coinage. One of the blackish beads is a tubular stone but the others are from a softer material like resin. There are hundreds of different types with thousands of varieties.