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Ancient Art

Bronze Button (Type 1)

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Copper alloy

1.9 × 3 cm (3/4 × 1 3/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.3218
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: British Museum Press, 2004), 91, no. 245, fig. 42:245.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.