Burial assemblage

Two bracelets with tapering ends. Two spiral bracelets. One rattle consists of a spoked wheel and a handle. Three slotted cases with beads hang from small rings at the bottom of the wheel. Two of the rattles consist of a single ring from which hang round slotted cases with beads. Two triangular pendants and one crescent-shaped pendant are decorated with triangular perforations and have hanging beads similar to those on the rattles. Four of the five belt fittings consist of wide flat bases joined by circular forms at the midsection. One of the belt fittings has narrow ends, each of which tapers outward to the midsection. The wand is composed of four round slotted cases, one of which is topped by a birdlike form. Forty-three loose beads.

Burial assemblage with bracelets, pendants, pendant-rattles, belt fittings, cult wand, and beads

Bracelets with tapering ends (2) Diameter: 8.9 and 9.2 cm, Maximum width: both 4.1 cm; Spiral bracelets (2) Length: 12.2 and 13.8 cm, Diameter: 7.7 and 10.1 cm; Pendant-rattles (2) Total height: 6.9 and 7.9 cm, Diameter of rings: 3.8 and 4.4 cm, Height of pendants: 4.1 and 4.5 cm; Belt fittings (43) Diameter: 1.3–1.7 cm; Cult wand Pendant Total height: 13.3 cm, Diameter of disc: 6.2 cm, Length of smaller pendants: 4.2 cm; Fittings (2) Length: 4.3 and 4.4 cm, Diameter: 3.4 and 3.6 cm; Triangular pendants (2) Total height: 11.5 and 11.8 cm, Width: 5.9 and 7.3 cm, Height of pendants: 3.7 and 4.0 cm; Anchor-type pendant Total height: 13 cm, Height of pendants: 4 cm, Diameter of pendants: 2.2 cm; Bead Height: 6.8 cm, Diameter: 1.8–4.2 cm; Fitting Height: 6.5 cm, Diameter: 3.4 cm; Pendant-rattle Height: 4.7–6.5 cm, Diameter: 2.6–3.8 cm; Bead Height: 3.4 cm, Diameter: 1.0–2.2 cm
Milci, Republic of North Macedonia
700–650 BCE
Inventory Number:
8427–8434, 8437–8440, 8442–8446
National Institution Museum–Gevgelija, Gevgelija, Republic of North Macedonia
Photo © Field Museum, photographer Ádám Vágó