Ceremonial gold scabbard from the Oxus treasure

Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC. From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan. This scabbard is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure, probably from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus, dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

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