A lovely, delicate Phaistos Disc pendant.
The original fired clay disc was found at the Minoan palace of Phaistos on Crete, dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. It is about 15 cm in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology. Many attempts have been made to decipher the code behind the disc's signs.
Historically, almost anything has been proposed, including prayers, a narrative or an adventure story, a "psalterion", a call to arms, a board game, and a geometric theorem. The original is in the Archaeological museum, Herakleion, Crete.
|dimensions etc||Drop: 1.8cm Diameter of disc: 1.2cm|
Phaistos Disc pendant (mini)
- Code: JM-80P
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £79.17