Phaistos Disc Gold-plated 24K

Two sided copy

Crete
199.90
FX 003127
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The Disk of Phaistos, one of the most famous mysteries of antiquity, dates back to the 17th century BC. It is one of the largest archaeological finds from Phaistos in Crete. We were inspired by this finding and created with our sculptors, this copy of exceptional aesthetics. A unique handmade copy depicting both sides of the disk, in copper gilded in a solution of 24 carat gold, placed on Greek black marble so that it can decorate elegantly your home or your office. A piece of art that carries all the ancient art and heritage of Greece.

Dimensions: 17cm x 2 cm

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The Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on eastern Crete, possibly dating to the 17th century B.C. Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier recovered this remarkably intact "dish", on 3 July 1908 during his excavation of the first Minoan palace. The disk is made of clay, and it measures about 16 cm in diameter and uniformly slightly more than two centimetre in thickness.On its two sides, there are 45 unique signs, that depict human forms, fish, birds and plants.

It is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols and features 241 tokens, 122 symbols on the front side and 119 on the other side, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center. The Phaistos Disc is generally accepted as authentic by archaeologists. Many attempts have been made to decipher the code behind the disc's signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted decipherments assume that it is most additionally assume a syllabary, others an alphabet or logography.

The Phaistos Disc is on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion, in Crete.

Area:
Crete
Date:
17th century B.C.
Details:
with marble base
Dimensions (WxHxD):
17 cm x 2 cm
Gross Weight:
860 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Gold-plated 24K Copper
Subcategory:
Relief representation
Weight:
300 gr

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