The Case of the Split Necklace #2

John Marshall writes about one of the greatest of Indus finds, "the jewelry illustrated ... was found in the silver vessel illustrated on the right of the plate, which was unearthed by Mr. Dikshit in a long trench that he dug to connect up sections B and C in the DK Area ... As the walling in this Block is of the Late Period and the depth of the find was only 3 feet below the surface, this hoard of jewelry can definitely be dated to that Period. The large necklace is made up of barrel-shaped beads of a translucent, light-green jade, measuring 0.9 inch long by 0.45 inch in diameter in the middle and 0.25 inch at the ends. The beads are all not accurately graded, but in this respect nevertheless they compare well with other specimens of ancient jewelry. Each jade bead is separated from its neighbors on either side by five disc-shaped gold beads, 0.4 inch in diameter and 0.2 inch wide, made by soldering two cap-like pieces together. The join is very fine and can only just be detected in some of the beads." (John Marshall, Mohenjo-daro, p. 519).

See also The Case of the Split Necklace #1