336bc
archaicwonder:

Assyrian Gold Winged Bull Mount, c. 15th-10th century BC
A repousse gold foil mount in the form of an advancing winged bull with curved horns, gaping mouth, elliptical ear, thick trunk, broad wing and curled tail; on the reverse a gold attachment loop.
At its peak, the Assyrian empire stretched from Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea to Persia (Iran), and from the Caucasus Mountains (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) to the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt. Assyria is named for its original capital, the ancient city of Aššur (aka Ashur) which dates to c. 2600 BC (located in what is now the Saladin Province of northern Iraq), originally one of a number of Akkadian city states in Mesopotamia.

archaicwonder:

Assyrian Gold Winged Bull Mount, c. 15th-10th century BC

A repousse gold foil mount in the form of an advancing winged bull with curved horns, gaping mouth, elliptical ear, thick trunk, broad wing and curled tail; on the reverse a gold attachment loop.

At its peak, the Assyrian empire stretched from Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea to Persia (Iran), and from the Caucasus Mountains (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) to the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt. Assyria is named for its original capital, the ancient city of Aššur (aka Ashur) which dates to c. 2600 BC (located in what is now the Saladin Province of northern Iraq), originally one of a number of Akkadian city states in Mesopotamia.