- Museum number
Gold bracelet or 'tress ring'. The penannular bracelet is grooved with a smooth surface on the inside. The edges are thicker. The terminals are plain and straight and are only separated from each other by a narrow gap. The flat undecorated interior is marked at the centre by three adjacent dents and on the exterior by a visible join indicating that the manufacture involved the joining of two pieces.
It was manufactured from a single strip of gold that was probably beaten into a grooved former. The edges of the bracelet were then smoothed.
- Production date
- 1400BC-1100BC (circa)
Diameter: 60.51 millimetres
Weight: 20.10 grammes
Thickness: 0.92 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The bracelet or 'tress-ring' is paralleled by a pair in the Saintjohns hoard, Co. Kildaire (Eogan 1994, 59, fig. 27).
Eogan, G. 1994. The Accomplished Art: gold and gold-working in Britain and Ireland during the Bronze Age (c. 2300-650 BC). Oxford: Oxbow.
- Not on display
- There is a repaired break in the centre, caused by opening the bracelet. The repair is soldered and the outer surface cleaned of solder by abrasion. The date of the repair is unknown but probably post-burial.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number