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pendant

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,8032.1

  • Description

    Biconical hollow pendant made from coiled, narrow, lightly c-sectioned gold strip. An eyelet for suspension is placed centrally at the thickest part; this comprises a four-strip loop made integrally with the object. One of the tapered ends is missing.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300BC-1100BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 30 millimetres
    • Thickness: 10.5 millimetres
    • Weight: 3.32 grammes (including soil)
  • Curator's comments

    The only two parallels for this biconical pendant have been found recently in a secure Middle Bronze Age hoard context at Burton, north Wales (2004 T485) and at Arundel, West Sussex (2005 T421).

    Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the gold biconical pendant from Chichester area by the British Museum indicated a gold content of approximately 73-75%.

    G. Varndell

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  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 2.13.1 bibliographic details
    • TAR 2005/6 p.20, no.16 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2008,8032.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 2006T263 (Treasure number)

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