penannular ring (Scope note)

The term refers to ornaments which could have been used for nose, hair or bodily adornment, but whose function remains unknown. They include a wide range of types such as rings of solid gold (plain or decorated with grooved patterns); gold plated rings with copper alloy or other base metal core; striped rings with silvery gold alloy wire circumferentially inlaid; and gold plated rings on a white metal core, with punched decoration.