The Oxus treasure , ever heard about it?June 21, 2022
The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 surviving pieces of metalwork in gold and silver, most relatively small, and around 200 coins, from the Achaemenid Persian period which were found by the Oxus river about 1880. The metalwork is believed to date from the sixth to fourth centuries BC. The most likely origin for the treasure is that it belonged to a temple, where votive offerings were deposited over a long period.
As a group, the treasure is the most important survival of what was once an enormous production of Achaemenid work in precious metal.
The British Museum now has nearly all the surviving metalwork.
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