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bulla-pendant

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,0303.8

  • Description

    Gold bulla. The pendant is made from a piece of beaten sheet gold shaped like a double D, which has been folded over at the centre to form the suspension tube. The bulla is decorated with an incised geometric pattern. The horizontal tubular aperture is decorated with oblique lines and the upper part of each side is decorated with two rows of small dots and with a row of triangles filled with vertical lines.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 28 millimetres
    • Width: 24 millimetres
    • Thickness: 13 millimetres
    • Weight: 6.8 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.4.1 bibliographic details
    • Eogan 1998 no. 6 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The join between each half of the bulla is slightly damaged exposing the interior of the ornament.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1874,0303.8

Decorated gold foil-covered pendant (bulla), hollow, with engraved lines.

Decorated gold foil-covered pendant (bulla), hollow, with engraved lines.

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