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Graves found in Tillya Tepe in northern Afghanistan revealed skeletons in robes stitched with gold bracteates or ornamental plaques of many different designs.
DELICATE WORK: Archaeologist Eddie Nash, above, and colleagues dig at the site near Loftus, right; GOLDEN DISCOVERY: Steve Sherlock displays a 7th Century gold bracteate brooch, left; and archaeologists work at the site of the important find, bottom left Pictures by ANDREW GRAY
The archaeometric study of the fragment of the bracteate pendant from the Linnakse hoard indicated that it had been made from an alloy with a very high content of silver and with working methods that refer to significant professional knowledge of the craftsman and his considerable experience in jewelry work.
7a Phyllaries subequal, decurrent onto peduncle; cypselae puberulent; pappus bristles fragile, sometimes individually deciduous Eurydochus 7b Phyllaries graduated, peduncles sometimes bracteate, but the bracts leaf-like and not resembling the phyllaries; cypselae glabrous; pappus bristles persistent Gongylolepis 6b Capitulescence lateral, three- to nine-headed; capitula commonly small, < 6 mm wide, two- to six-flowered; involucre cylindrical.
and E-class MADS-Box homologues in Eupoma-tia (Eupomatiaceae): support for the bracteate origin of the calyptra.
After producing one to several sets of paired bracteate nodes, each stem terminates either as a stub or as a flower, or else exhibits indeterminate vegetative growth, reiterating the entire V[right arrow]I[right arrow]"F" pattern.
Because prophylls characteristically develop only in leaf axils, a palea that was homologous with a prophyll would be absent in a truly terminal flower, and we suggest that the "lemma and flower" structures of Anomochloa represent terminal bracteate flowers rather than subterminal ones.
In German lands, the range of the supreme status insignias was much wider and included gold neck rings, the so-called Kolbenarmring, finger rings, brooches, and bracteates (Lund Hansen 2001, 178 f.).
Flowers unisexual or bisexual, 4-5-6-merous, bracteates or not; epicalyx entirely in the form of a sheath; androecium isomerous, stamens epipetalous, stigma and style undivided.
This species leaves tend to be less spiney in deeper shade and also on the older leaves and is often sympatric with Acanthus bracteates. This species is a low sprawling shrub let ranging from 50-120cm tall.
Amulet pendants and a darkened sun: on the function of the gold bracteates and a possible motivation for the large gold hoards.--Roman Gold and the Development of the Early Germanic Kingdoms: Aspects of Technical, Socio-Political, Socio-Economic, Artistic and Intellectual Development, AD 1-550.
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