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    Cast silver statuetter from the Oxus Treasure, Achaemenid Persian, from Tadjikistan, 5th-4th BCE. The figure wears a Persian head dress, but his nakedness shows Greek influence. The Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, is from a temple on the banks of the Oxus. See also 08-02-07/58-65 ANE 123905

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    Gold jug from the Oxus treasure, Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC. Fine gold jug with a lion-headed handle and ridged decoration. The jug is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure, probably from a temple on the banks of the Oxus River, Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan, contained objects such as this jug which were dedicated to the temple. Another possibilty is that the Oxus treasure should be viewed as a hoard of currency. There was a long tradition in the ancient Middle East of using precious metal, gold and particularly silver, for purposes of exchange. Goods - even when finely wrought - were valued according to the weight of metal. Metal continued to be used for currency even after the introduction of coinage. ANE, 123918

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    Gold model chariot from the Oxus treasure, Achaemenid Persian, from the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan, 5th-4th century BC. This remarkable model is one of the most outstanding pieces in the Oxus treasure, which dates mainly from the 5th and 4th centuries BC, and is the most important surviving collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The model chariot is pulled by four horses or ponies. In it are two figures wearing Median dress. The Medes were from Iran, the centre of the Achaemenid empire. The front of the chariot is decorated with the Egyptian dwarf-god Bes, a popular protective deity. ANE, 123908

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    Gold head from the Oxus treasure, Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC. Beaten gold head of a beardless youth with pierced ears. It may have been part of a statue, perhaps in another material such as wood. It is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure was found on the banks of the River Oxus, Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan, and probably comes from a temple there. ANE, 123906

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    Nude youth, originally holding offerings in his hands. Cast and chased silver statuette from the Oxus Treasure, Achaemenid Persian, from Tadjikistan, 5th-4th BCE. The Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period is from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus, Tajikistan. Treasure. Achaemenid period (700-330 BCE) Cat. 123 905

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    Top of a staff with lion heads.Gold tubus with ornaments and lapis lazuli knob,Achaemenid period 5th-4th BCE. From the Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, is from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus, Tajikistan. Cat. 135 908

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    Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin,gold, from the Oxus Treasure,Achaemenid period,5th-4th BCE. The Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, is from a temple on the banks of the Oxus,Tajikistan. Cat. 123 924

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    Male figure,riding, originally mounted on horseback. Gold, Achaemenid period (5th-4th BCE); Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, is from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus, Tajikistan. Cat. 124 098

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    A warrior, incised figure on gold sheet. The man wears a Median costume; he has an akinakes (short sword) of a type depicted on reliefs at Persepolis.5th-4th BCE. One of 50 thin gold plaques from the Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus,Tadjikistan. Catt. 123 949

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    A warrior, incised figure on gold sheet.(5th-4th BCE) from the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, from a temple on the banks of the Oxus,Tajikistan. Cat. 123 916

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    A man,incised figure on gold sheet. (5th-4th BCE) From the Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period,from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus,Tajikistan. Cat. 123966

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    Head of a divinity (hollow). Gold (5th-4th BCE), from the Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. It comes from a temple on the banks of the Oxus in Tajikistan. Cat. 123 906

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