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ancientpeoples: Gold hormos with medallion A hormos was a collar that could be worn on clothes. This hormos is made from gold and the medallion in the middle shows the god Dionysus. It is from the south of Italy, the Terentine culture. Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 4th or 3rd century BC. Source: Metropolitan Museum This is my favorite piece of ancient jewelry! I visit it every time I go to the Met.

Gold necklace ca. century B. The ribbon of intricate linked chains is decorated with a central medallion of Dionysos flanked by other pendant ornaments. It is not a true necklace but a hormos (collar) that was pinned to the clothing across the chest.