- Museum number
Gold penannular bracelet with thin body of rounded cross-section. The expanded terminals are conical shaped and hollow. The ends of the body are decorated with five incised lines.
- Production date
- 1000BC-750BC (circa)
Diameter: 19.43 millimetres (terminal)
Diameter: 66.11 millimetres
Weight: 34.50 grammes
Thickness: 4.74 millimetres (body centre)
Thickness: 3.46 millimetres (body end)
Thickness: 0.38 millimetres (terminal)
- Curator's comments
- Though there are no indications of provenance in the register or documents, the rest of the gold in this collection is from Ireland.
According to M. Cahill (1994,80-81) the bracelet was found near Bantry, Co.Cork, in August 1845
Cahill, M., 1994. Mr. Anthony's Bog Oak Case of Gold Antiquities, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.94C, 3, 53-109
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- It was acquired by the British Museum with the collection of Redmond Anthony of Piltown, Co. Kilkenny in 1849. Although no correspondence about this bracelet between John Windele and Redmond Anthony has been found, it is clear that at some stage Windele parted with it to Anthony (Cahill 1994; Cahill 2006).
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