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Copper alloy ribbed bracelet with undefined terminals.
Diameter: 63 - 73 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
The pair to ML.2071.
Broader ribs than the others (33 to the circumference).
Findspot: Marson (Marne)
Morel's report on the excavations at Marson was read at the Sorbonne on 4 April 1874 and again at Châlons-sur-Marne on 27 October 1874. His publication (Morel, L., 1874a, La découverte de sépultures gauloises au territoire de Marson, ‘Mémoires de la société d’agriculture, commerce, sciences et arts du department de la Marne’ (1873-4), 179-94.), virtually identical to the version in Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, 5-20, is accompanied by the first six plates of the ‘Album’.
(b)'La voie de Lépine'
A huge cemetery at the top of and on the slopes of a hill, extending for almost a kilometre. Morel excavated here between April 1873 and February 1874 and found about 200 burials scattered over about a kilometre, sometimes in groups of four or five. Some graves held more than one skeleton, with two or three burials superimposed, or two side by side. Most graves were orientated west-east, from 1 m to 1.5 m deep, and filled with terre noire, and almost half of them had been disturbed previously. Smith, R.A., 1925, ‘A guide to the antiquities of the Early Iron Age’ (second edition), London, 64-5.
Grave 24: A double burial with two skeletons side by side; b) A woman.
The grave contained: ML.1527, ML.1539, ML.2071 (registered as Courtisols), ML. 1526 and three bronze brooches including ML.1531 and ML.1534.
Context: Bracelets; Ribbed bracelets with undefined terminals, La Tène Ia and Ib.
Often found in pairs, as Somme-Bionne and Marson, below: cf. Beine ‘l’Argentelle’ graves 2 and 30; Pierre-Morains grave 1; Charpy, J.-J., and Roualet, P., 1991, ‘Les Celtes en Champagne’ (exh. cat., Epernay, 23/6 - 3/11/1991), nos 124-6. Associated with a different type of bracelet in Villeneuve-Renneville grave 27, Caurel 'la Fosse Minore' grave 46, and Mont Troté grave 133 (with wider ribs).
Bibliography: Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 3, fig. 20.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1980, London, BM, Celtic Antiquities from Gaul
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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