Friday, 29 April 2022

Golden Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla

The Golden Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla is a Scythian treasure discovered in a kurgan near the city of Ordzonikidzhe in Ukraine. It dates to 300 B.C. The pectoral is 24k gold and weighs over a kilo. It is broken down into three sections. The top reflects daily life.
The middle section is believed to represent nature. The third section is thought to represent Scythian belief in their mythology.
The grave mound belonged to a high status Scythian aristocrat. Few objects survive due to grave robbers. The Golden Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla remains one of the most astounding pieces of gold jewelry to ever survive from the ancient world.