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Punic amulet

This Punic (Carthaginian) pendant, made of glass paste, appeared in a large pit used as a dump in 1st c. BC, excavated near the road that communicated the Iberian city of Alon (called Alonís by ancient greeks) with the valley of Alcoy. People who dug this pit destroyed some ancient tombs, and this amulet must have been inside one of them. The amulet fell at the bottom of the pit, as if it  had been waiting there for us archaeologists to find it, two thousand years later, refusing to disappear when it was separated from the remains of its owner.…

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