Gli ori di Taranto – a treasure trove in a neglected city

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Between the 4th and 3rd centuries Taranto was one of the most important centers for the processing of precious metal objects.

The gold artifacts below are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Taranto.

In late-classical Taranto of the late fifth century BC it was customary to bury the deceased together with personal ornaments, such as metal objects of various titles, including the jewels that characterized female burials. Funeral furniture was a way of exhibiting wealth, emphasizing the social prestige of the deceased.

Source: Finestre sull’Arte

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