- Museum number
Shell bracelet made the valve of a large bivalve.Original shape of the valve was kept and the interior of the shell was removed. Shell thinned and shaped by abrasion and polishing of the surface.
- Production date
- 4200BC-3200BC (c.)
Diameter: 52 - 56 millimetres (Interior)
Diameter: 69.50 - 74 millimetres (Exterior)
Weight: 29.60 grammes
Thickness: 0.60 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Found in Grave 1 of the 3 excavated by the Siret brothers. The three circular graves measured 2.5 m in diameter and were sealed with stone slabs and rocks placed on the edges. These reached a height of 20-40 cm and had neither base nor top. Grave 1 comprised of human skeleton remains in very poor condition, two flint blades, a necklace with 15 beads, ten bracelets made from mollusc valves, four flint objects, eight necklace pieces pierced at both ends and with a semi-circular shape, four semi-circular objects fragments, 30 fragments of various ornaments and ceramic fragments from at least 3 vessels.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number