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armlet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,0508.476

  • Description

    Gold cylindrical armlet. Cylindrical annular band of beaten sheet metal decorated with four embossed ribs raised and three deep grooves running around the body.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1200BC-800BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 78.46 millimetres
    • Length: 48.91 millimetres
    • Thickness: 0.57 millimetres
    • Weight: 47.5 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The absence of any reliable contextual details for the armlet 1867,0508.476 means that it has to be identified from comparable objects alone. While it resembles the embossed Lockington armlets (1994,0901.1-2), it does not have their expanded rims. It is perhaps closer to the plain embossed armlet from Terra de Melide, northwest Spain (Balseiro Garcia 1994 ,240, no. 48) which is dated to the Bronce Final (c. 1200-800 BC). Our dating is therefore based on this parallel.

    References

    Balseiro Garcia, A. 1994. El Oro Prerromano en la Provincia de Lugo. Lugo-Galicia: Museo Provincial de Lugo.Possibly France as the rest of the collection comes from France.

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  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.11.6.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The armlet has marks of damage in the form of small dents and cracks, especially near the edges.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1867,0508.476


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