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DETAIL Greek Gold Thigh Band, c. Late 4th Century BC With braided chain of cylindrical section terminating at each end in the head of a woman with melon coiffure and collar of beads and tongues, the clasp in the form of a Herakles Knot with central rosette and ends terminating in lion heads.

DETAIL Greek Gold Thigh Band, c. Late 4th Century BC With braided chain of cylindrical section terminating at each end in the head of a woman with melon coiffure and collar of beads and tongues, the clasp in the form of a Herakles Knot with central rosette and ends terminating in lion heads.

A Hellenistic Herakles knot pendant, circa 4th-3rd Century BCE. Composed of two sheet gold tubes decorated with scrolls of applied beaded wire, the hollow repoussé lion head terminals with gaping jaws holding gold hoops, with a die-struck gold draped dancing Maenad holding a staff applied to the centre, on the underside two now-flattened short tubes for attachment. The Herakles knot is a recurrent motif in Hellenistic jewellery, in particular as a centerpiece for necklaces and diadems.

A Hellenistic Herakles knot pendant, circa 4th-3rd Century BCE. Composed of two sheet gold tubes decorated with scrolls of applied beaded wire, the hollow repoussé lion head terminals with gaping jaws holding gold hoops, with a die-struck gold draped dancing Maenad holding a staff applied to the centre, on the underside two now-flattened short tubes for attachment. The Herakles knot is a recurrent motif in Hellenistic jewellery, in particular as a centerpiece for necklaces and diadems.

Braided strap with Herakles knot. It was placed diagonally on the chest. Gold and rock crystal. End of 3rd cent. BC.  National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Braided strap with Herakles knot. It was placed diagonally on the chest. Gold and rock crystal. End of 3rd cent. BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Intricate golden necklace clasp in the shape of a Herakles knot.      Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, ca. 320-280 B.C.

Intricate golden necklace clasp in the shape of a Herakles knot. Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, ca. 320-280 B.C.

A diadem (or headband) worn over a high female coiffure. The center is composed of a Herakles knot, whose strands are garlands of pointed leavees; a rosette, once inlaid with a stone, marks the center of the knot. The Herakles knot is hinged to sofa-capital-shaped plates,200-150 BC

A diadem (or headband) worn over a high female coiffure. The center is composed of a Herakles knot, whose strands are garlands of pointed leavees; a rosette, once inlaid with a stone, marks the center of the knot. The Herakles knot is hinged to sofa-capital-shaped plates,200-150 BC

Brooch with Heracles knot and butterfly pendant, 300-100 B.C. Gold, Almandine, Emerald, Glass. Greece. | MAAK Cologne, Photo Martin Kilmas.

Brooch with Heracles knot and butterfly pendant, 300-100 B.C. Gold, Almandine, Emerald, Glass. Greece. | MAAK Cologne, Photo Martin Kilmas.

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