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Copper alloy tubular anklet, joined round the circumference on the inside. One end slots into the other, with two matching perforations on each side for a rivet or peg to secure the junction. Decorated with transverse grooves (in groups of three) on the outside. Damaged, and partly repaired with plaster.
Diameter: 115 - 116 millimetres
Diameter: 77 millimetres (internal)
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Anklets; Hallstatt D1; Tubular bronze anklets
Anklets were worn in Champagne in two periods, Hallstatt Dl (Fig. 1, type A) and La Tène II (Fig. 2, type h), and the types are quite different.
There is a pair of similar anklets (perhaps slightly larger, and with ribs rather than grooves) from Charvais grave 9 (Lepage, L., 1966, Le cimetière hallstattien de Charvais à Heiltz-l’Evêque (Marne), ‘Revue archéologique de l’est et du centre-est’ (17), 70-87, 82, fig. 5,9). A pair of bracelets of this type from Les Jogasses grave 139 (Hatt, J.-J., and Roualet, P., 1976, Le cimetière des Jogasses et les origines de la civilisation de la Tène, RAE (27), pl. 44) have a markedly smaller internal diameter (c. 58 mm).
- Not on display
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