Courtesy of the Pushkin Museum/Gold of Troy

Schliemann found several pairs of these striking basket-shaped earrings with hanging pendants during his excavations at Troy. Like most of the gold jewelry in Priam’s Treasure, the earrings are now believed to date to late Troy II (about 2400 B.C.). Each about 3 inches long, they consist of five gold pendants suspended from a filigreed gold plate. Similar, though less skillfully crafted, basket earrings have been found in central Anatolia and on the island of Lemnos, not far from the Troad.