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bracelet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,8032.7

  • Description

    Bracelet made up of eight strands of twisted gold wire fused together longitudinally to make a flat band. It has been coiled five times into a spiral with the outer 18mm straighter at the end. On that outer coil, close to the terminal, there is a small hole puncturing two of the wires close to the centre of the band (4 & 5). The visible outer terminal is flat and rectangular enclosing and securing the eight wires and the band is bent and discoloured in places with hardened sediment attached to the inner coils.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300BC-1100BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 11 grammes
    • Width: 21.53 millimetres (coiled)
    • Length: 205.82 millimetres (total)
    • Width: 6.71 millimetres (ribbon)
    • Length: 34.22 millimetres (coiled)
  • Curator's comments

    This bracelet is made by the same technique as 2010,8032.4 and the six wire twisted bracelet from Burton in Wrexham (Gwilt, Lodwick and Davis 2004, 7 and the unpublished report prior to publication in Treasure Annual Report 2004, 198, fig. 485).

  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 2.8.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2010,8032.7

  • Additional IDs

    • 0604300002 (artefact reference)
Bracelet made up of eight strands of twisted  gold wire fused  together  longitudinally to make a flat band. It has been coiled five times into a spiral with the outer 18mm  straighter at the end. On that outer coil, close to the  terminal,  there is a small hole puncturing two of the wires close to the centre of the band (4 & 5).  The visible outer terminal is  flat  and rectangular enclosing and securing the eight wires and the light yellow matte band is bent and discoloured in places with hardened sediment attached to the inner coils.

Bracelet made up of eight strands of twisted gold wire fused together longitudinally to make a flat band. It has been coiled five times into a spiral with the outer 18mm straighter at the end. On that outer coil, close to the terminal, there is a small hole puncturing two of the wires close to the centre of the band (4 & 5). The visible outer terminal is flat and rectangular enclosing and securing the eight wires and the light yellow matte band is bent and discoloured in places with hardened sediment attached to the inner coils.

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