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ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1974,1201.341

  • Description

    Gold ring with incised decoration giving a twisted appearance. The ring is made from a bar of circular cross- section with tapering ends. A spiral V-shaped groove was incised into the surface before the bar was bent into a ring. There is a very narrow gap between each terminal.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300BC-1200BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 23.66 millimetres
    • Thickness: 3.98 millimetres (body centre)
    • Thickness: 1.26 millimetres (terminal)
    • Weight: 7.3 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The pennanular twisted ring resemble the rings forming the chain 1974,1201.340. The chain is comparable to a chain from the hoard at Szarvaszó, Hungary (Mozsolics 1973, 92-93, 206, Taf 92)

    Reference:

    Mozsolics, A. 1973. Bronze- und Goldfunde des Karpatenbeckens. Depotfundhorizonte von Forró und Ópályi. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó

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  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.11.4.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1974

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1974,1201.341


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