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penannular bracelet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2005,0503.1

  • Description

    Gold penannular bar bracelet. The bracelet was made from a rounded in cross-section rod of gold bent into an oval shape. It has overlapping terminals.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1400BC-1100BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 63 millimetres
    • Thickness: 5 millimetres
    • Weight: 87 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Similar round sectioned bar bracelet forms with overlapping or abutting terminals are found in Middle Bronze Age gold hoards as at Towednack, Cornwall (1932,0511.5 and 1932,0511.6) and Fitzleroi Farm, Sussex (1996,0902.38).

  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 2.5.1 bibliographic details
    • Needham et al. 2013 86 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2009-2016 09 Feb- 6 Sept, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth: Uncovered, LT Loan

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2005

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2005,0503.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 0409120004 (artefact reference)
    • S8 (Needham et al. 2013)
Plain penannular gold bracelet, oval in shape and with a round hoop section which tapers very slightly towards the terminals; the latter show no signs of expansion. The terminals currently overlap a little which, taken together with some irregularity in the circuit, suggest the bracelet is a little distorted. It is impossible to know when this occurred.

Plain penannular gold bracelet, oval in shape and with a round hoop section which tapers very slightly towards the terminals; the latter show no signs of expansion. The terminals currently overlap a little which, taken together with some irregularity in the circuit, suggest the bracelet is a little distorted. It is impossible to know when this occurred.

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