Etruscan Gold Bulla Pendant
End of 7th century BC; height mm 37; gr 8,67; Exquisite granulation technique with several geometric decorative patterns, including a swastika on bottom. At the top is soldered a ribbed ring for suspension. Reference: Close comparison of the same workmanship in British Museum (1872,0604.639, purchased from Alessandro Castellani). Provenance: The Gotha Precious Collection: property of a Swiss Collector; with Oswald Burchard, Zurich, until 1983; formerly part of the M. Hess Collection (Hotel Jura, Basel).