- Museum number
Gold sleeve fastener. The crescent-shaped body is decorated with longitudinal incised grooves on the outer surface. The ends are decorated with a fine diamond pattern between two bands of three horizontal incised grooves. The terminals expand to form two flat plain discs set at an angle to the body.
- Production date
- 1150BC-750BC (circa)
Diameter: 17.54 millimetres (body)
Diameter: 14.92 millimetres (disc-shaped terminal)
Weight: 18.30 grammes
Thickness: 4.06 millimetres (body end)
Thickness: 7.24 millimetres (bpdy centre)
Thickness: 0.20 millimetres (disc-shaped terminal)
- Curator's comments
- The Tara Hill referred to is not specified in the original object registers. However, it is likely to be the well-known Co. Meath site that is the findspot of 1849 0301.8 and 1849 0301. 9.
According to Cahill (1994, 60-62), the attribution of Tara, Co. Meath, as a provenance must be treated with caution because of the association of the site with the two large gold torcs found there in 1810. It should also be noted that there are two townlands named Tarahill, near Gorey, Co. Wexford.
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
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number