- Museum number
- Hoard: The Cuerdale Hoard
Complete silver band penannular arm-ring, in two fragments. The arm-ring has cracked edges and is curved and split. The shape suggests it was deliberately bent into a U-shape and then broken in two. The larger fragment comprises the middle part of the arm-ring, which tapers towards a rectangular terminal which has been created by the end being rolled back onto itself. The smaller fragment comprises the other terminal, which has been treated in the same way.
The arm-ring is decorated with two different stamps, comprising a ring with central pellet and a pair of opposed triangles. In the centre is a saltire cross created by the ring-and-pellet stamp. The edges of the arm-ring are decorated with a double border of the triangle stamp. Three more ring-and-pellet stamps appear at the end of each border.
Six nicks are visible on the larger fragment, and none on the smaller fragment.
- Production date
905 (deposited circa)
Length: 103 millimetres (Fragment 1)
Length: 72 millimetres (Fragment 2)
Weight: 36.19 grammes (Fragment 1)
Weight: 49.89 grammes (Fragment 2)
Thickness: 2 millimetres (Fragment 1, max)
Thickness: 15 millimetres (Fragment 2, at terminal)
Width: 25 millimetres (Fragment 1, max)
Width: 12 millimetres (Fragment 2)
- Curator's comments
- For comment from Graham-Campbell 1980 see 1841,0711.1.
XRF analysis carried out by Janet Lang at the British Museum established the following metal content:
- On display (G41/dc23)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented through the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number