Achaemenid Silver Trident

Culture: Achaemenid
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 9.8 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6162
Provenance: Private collection of the German archaeologist Ernst Langlotz (1895-1978).
Condition: The most outer tips of trident missing, otherwise intact and of excellent quality.
Description: Silver fork in form of a trident with a bent handle, finishing in a head of a fawn. The flat ears of the deer are finely chased, eyes, brows and snout are worked out in detail. The outer fork arms are evenly bent inward. An interesting, rare object. Accompanied by a description of the archaeologist Ernst Langlotz, attributing the object to a grave tumulus in Eastern Anatolia. Mounted.