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pendant

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.469

  • Description

    Double-spiral pendant fragment. Thin coiled and twisted wire of gold forming a spiral. The outer four coils are formed from tightly twisted wire whilst the inner four coils are formed from untwisted wire.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300BC-1200BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16.7 millimetres
    • Thickness: 0.76 millimetres
    • Weight: 1.8 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Originally recorded as being excavated/found in Moringen, Bern, in Switzerland. There is a comparable double-spiral pendant found at the same site in the National Museums, Switzerland no. A-9132

  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.11.5.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The end of the coil is broken and the second spiral is missing.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.469

Gold wire, coiled.

Gold wire, coiled.

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