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- Each circle represents at least one object within a span of 100 years around that point.
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Date: 7th century BC (700 - 601 BC)Accession no. EA1956.882
Accession no. AN1896-1908.AE.161
Date: 3rd century BC - 1st century AD (300 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EA1967.67
Date: 1500 BC - 1400 BCAccession no. AN1955.501
Accession no. AN1896-1908.AE.472
Date: 900 BC - 330 BCAccession no. AN2008.31
Scaraboid of blue-grey chalcedony depicting a seated Persian man (with Persian cap) approached by a woman
Date: 500 BC - 401 BCAccession no. AN1921.2
Accession no. AN1960.917
Date: Old Babylonian (c. 1900 - 1600 BC)Accession no. AN1922.159
Date: 3rd century BC - 1st century AD (300 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EAX.2908
Accession no. AN1896-1908.C.556
Accession no. AN1938.929
Date: c. 430 BCAccession no. AN1948.105
Date: 1750 BC - 1550 BCAccession no. AN1957.36
Accession no. AN1896-1908.C.269
Date: 2550 BC - 2200 BCAccession no. AN1896-1908.AE.349
Date: 4th century BC (400 - 301 BC)Accession no. AN1872.1243.b
Accession no. AN1927.888
Date: 3000 - 2000 BCAccession no. EA1956.1647
Accession no. AN1912.621
Accession no. AN1910.763
Accession no. AN1963.1879
Date: 1400 BC - 1300 BCAccession no. AN1896-1908.O.6
Date: 2500 - 1000 BCAccession no. EA1986.13