The original Phaistos Disc was found in the Minoan Palace of Phaistos on the Greek Island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). Its purpose and meaning, and even its original Geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most Famous Mysteries of Archaeology. This unique object is now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
The Phaistos Disc was discovered in 1908 by the Italian Archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the Minoan Palace site of Phaistos, and features 241 tokens, comprising 45 unique signs, which were apparently made by pressing pre-formed Hieroglyphic, Seals, into a Disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling towards the Disc's center. The Phaistos Disc captured the imagination of amateur and professional Archeologists, and many attempts have been made to Decipher the Code behind the Disc's signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted Decipherments assume that it is. Most additionally assume a syllabary, others an alphabet or Logography.
This is a Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition Ancient Mystery Replica of the Phaistos Disc. It Is a Very Detailed Professionally made copy that appears just as the Original does. It is made from an Artists Rendering that was Created using various Photographs from Books and taken at the Museum where it sits as examples. The Disc is Covered on both sides with a Spiral of Stamped Ancient Minoan Type Symbols. Each Phaistos Disc Replica comes complete with a Signed, Numbered Certificate Authenticating the item.
The Phaistos Disc Replica is Red Clay in color and made out of a Very Durable Solid Resin. It measures about 6 inches in diameter x .75 inches thick. It weighs about 2lbs and comes with a clear easel stand to set in for Display. This Easel is very unique as it can be either set on a counter or mounted on wall for ease of displaying the object.
The Phaistos Disc also comes with a Signed Free Copy of our Full Color, 36 page Book The Phaistos Disc by James Arnold. It has sections on Attempts to Decipher the Disc, the Discovery of it and More. The Book includes explains the basic history of the Artifact to the 21st century. Book also includes various Historical Newspaper Articles as they have appeared through History and Actual Historical Photos of the Real Phaistos Disc.
The Phaistos Disc also comes with a Circular Jungle Display Stand to Exhibit your Collectables on. The Plaque itself has an Aztec, Mayan, Inca, Pre-Columbian type Artwork applied to it. It is Antique Gray in Color, Made out of a Solid Resin, Weighs almost 2lbs and Measures: 7 inches in Diameter x 1.5 inches thick. The Stand is Very Detailed and also Very Durable.
The Phaistos Disc does not come with Display Case as shown. It is available as a option,in pull down menu above. The Display Case is made out of High Quality Acrylic and measures: 11 Inches High X 9.5 Inches Wide X 9.5 inches Deep. Case has a nice slide lid on top that slides from back to front. Also inside case on back wall is a Secret Slot. This slot is made to hold Photograph type 8.5 x 11 paper. You can put the information sheet or Newspaper article that comes with item.