Gold chain

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The chain consists of 60 circular rings, linked by two smaller rings connected together in the shape of a figure-of-eight. A hook with a conical end is attached to one end of the chain by a single ring, while a crescent pendant, the bottom edge of which has two arcs, hangs from the other end. The interior surface of the pendant is occupied by an openwork depiction of confronted peacocks, either side of a stylized tree of life. The chain is described as a belt in the earlier publications, but recently the experts consider it more probably to be a necklace. The hypothesis is a reasonable one, since necklaces made of chains of similar (long) dimensions or even larger long chains that could have been worn either as necklaces or as pectoral ornaments are known from as early as the Roman period.