Oxus Treasure. Silver horse-harness ornament or shield-boss: perforated gilded s…

Oxus Treasure. Silver horse-harness ornament or shield-boss: perforated gilded silver disc showing a hunting scene framed by a guilloche border; parcel-gilt, the gilding executed by cutting thin plates of thin gold to the desired contour, and lapping them over the embossed figures; in the centre is a boss pierced by 5 equally spaced holes, and around the edge is a raised guilloche border. Achaemenid 4thC BC (?).