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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold wire ring. The circular sectioned wire has been doubled back on itself and then coiled to form a ring. On one side the coils are straight but on the other they form two penannular loops.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800BC-1600BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16.62 millimetres
    • Width: 14.73 millimetres
    • Thickness: 0.71 millimetres
    • Weight: 8.4 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 1.11.3 bibliographic details
    • Orlinska 2001 p.143 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Klemm.4270
Gold spiral wire finger-ring: rounded-sectioned wire; two-way coil.

Gold spiral wire finger-ring: rounded-sectioned wire; two-way coil.

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