- Museum number
Gold armlet. Cylindrical annular band of beaten sheet metal with no evident join. The decoration consists of five embossed ribs with sinuous expansions and contractions, forming lozenges that are evenly spaced with four flat bands in between. The ribs are defined by a neat row of pointillé.
Traces of a black substance, a corrosion product of tin, were found under the lip of the armlet.
- Production date
- 2100BC-1900BC (circa)
Diameter: 77.50 - 79 millimetres (internal)
Diameter: 83.40 - 87.60 millimetres (external)
Weight: 34.82 grammes
Thickness: 0.30 millimetres
Width: 43.70 millimetres (maximum)
Width: 41.30 millimetres (minimum)
- Curator's comments
- In 1994, during the excavation of the Early Bronze age barrow cemetery near the village of Lockington in northwest Leicestershire, a small pit containing two incomplete pottery vessels, two gold armlets and a copper dagger was found inside a ring-ditch and beside a palisade gully. The two pottery vessels were inverted, one inside the other, and partially covered one of the gold armlets (1996.0901.2). The second gold armlet and the copper dagger were immediately beside the pots (1996.0901.1).
Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the gold armlet from Lockington by the Treasure Trove process, indicated a gold content of 87%
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1994 T339