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Dashbulaq

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Zayamchai & Tovuzchai

Klde

Orchosani

Saphar-Kharaba

Gulludere

Yuceoren

Ziyaretsuyu

 

Bronze Pendant
This symmetrical bronze pendant, found at the Zayamchai archaeological site in the Shamkir district of Azerbaijan in 2003, dates from the 13th-12th centuries BC, the Bronze Age. It has a diameter of 10.5 centimeters. The design may symbolize the sun according to scholars in the Caucasus, a symbol of warmth and fecundity.

 

Silver Coin
This silver coin from Klde is believed to have been issued by the Parthian King Gotarzes I, who ruled the Parthian Empire from 95-90 BC. The Empire at its greatest extent included portions of Georgia, as well as most of what is today the Middle East. 

 

Terracotta Statuette of a Woman
This terracotta statuette of a woman found at Ziyaretsuyu is characteristic of Hellenistic figurines in this region.   The woman appears to be is wearing a cloak over her left shoulder, a common fashion for married women.
Height: 8.2 cm, Width: 6.2 cm

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