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A Phoenician beaded glass necklace with a human head pendant from the South cemetery of the ancient town of Lefkada

Vivian Staikou


The article presents an imported glass beaded necklace, with a head pendant as the central piece, recovered from the South necropolis of the ancient town of Lefkada,  the Ionian Sea. The artifact was found in an unlooted tomb more than 30 years ago along other grave goods, such as ceramic vessels, that function as relative chronological markers. The “exotic” necklace is discussed here as evidence for cultural and commercial exchanges of Lefkada island with the Phoenician – Punic merchants.



glass, jewelry,

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26247/aura6.2


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