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Carter No.: 256qqq

Handlist description: Pectoral (gold, inlaid)

Card/Transcription No.: 256qqq-2

256, QQQ. 2

Back: Under surface plain gold details engraved similar to front surface. --------------- Suspended by two gold wire chains (see 4.D) hanging from lotus blooms reversed (gold inlaid - inlay decayed) threaded to two carnelian beads and a pendant. (4E) Pendant: For description see 256, UUU.

REMARKS: Though there are five holes in the lotus flowers and similar number of eyelets on pectoral there were no signs of further suspension other than the gold chains. It is of interest to remark that the lunar-disk is of a silver alloy in contradistinction to the rest of the gold - i.e. copper alloy.

Card no. 256qqq-2 relating to Carter no. 256qqq
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