- Museum number
Gold plated penannular ring with copper alloy core and punched decoration. The circular body is circular in cross-section and it is thinner at the ends rather than in the middle. The ring has parallel oval endings facing each other and a join is visible on the inner curved surface. The gold foil would have been wrapped around the white metal core, and burnished into position. Gold plating covers the whole of the core but is now damaged. There are many radial crease lines where the gold foil has folded. The decoration consists of one row of round punch marks on each side that enclose punch mark patterns. The outer ends are decorated with a pattern of three parallel rows of round punched marks and with cross-hatch patterns.
- Production date
- 1150BC-750BC (circa)
Diameter: 29.44 millimetres
Weight: 52.10 grammes
Thickness: 13.33 millimetres (body centre)
Thickness: 6.05 millimetres (body end)
Width: 16.44 millimetres (body centre)
Width: 12.22 millimetres (body end)
- Not on display
- The gold plating is damaged.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number