The original, now in the museum in Heraklion in Crete, was found at the Minoan palace at Phaistos and dates to ca 1500BC. The original is about 15cm in diameter and is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, even its original place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.
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Below, the original in the museum at Heraklion.
|dimensions||Height on base: 21cm Diameter of the disc: 16cm|
|material||Terracotta resin mix, mounted on a composite cast stone base.|
|country of origin||Made in Greece.|
The Phaistos Disc (large)
- Code: MM-321
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £41.67