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ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.3

  • Description

    Large gold ring of penannular form. Double stranded with a round twisted cross-section and plain looped terminals.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1400BC-1100BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 39.69 millimetres
    • Width: 9.66 millimetres
    • Thickness: 1.77 millimetres
    • Weight: 8.4 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The ring is comparable to one found in the Beerhackett hoard, Dorset (Anon 1850). It is traditionally referred to as a bracelet but the form is too small even for a child though it might have fitted a baby. It is also too large for a finger so may have been worn elsewhere on the body.

    References

    Ouvry F., 1850. Proceedings at the Meetings of the Archaeological Institute. Archaeological Journal 7, 64-5.

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  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 2.12.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.3

Gold bracelet, spirally twisted.

Gold bracelet, spirally twisted.

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