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sleeve fastener

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold sleeve fastener. The crescent-shaped body is decorated with longitudinal incised grooves on the outer surface. The ends are decorated with a band of incised grooves. The terminals expand to form two flat plain discs set at an angle to the body.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 13.82 millimetres (body)
    • Thickness: 5.1 millimetres (body centre)
    • Thickness: 2.03 millimetres (body end)
    • Diameter: 13.82 millimetres (disc-shaped terminal)
    • Thickness: 0.05 millimetres (disc-shaped terminal)
    • Weight: 7.6 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 1972 bibliographic details
    • Murgia et al 2014 3.5.8 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The disc-shaped terminals are slightly dented.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Gold fastener dress.

Gold fastener dress.

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