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Two fragments from a copper alloy armlet with two 'overlapping terminals' at each side. Midway between the overlaps, at each side, is a hollow squarish box flanked by bosses and decorated with red glass 'enamel' in four triangular cut-outs creating the shape of a St Andrew's cross.
Diameter: 92 - 100 millimetres
Diameter: 86 millimetres (c.; internal)
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- Stead and Rigby 1999
Armlets are worn on the upper arm, above the elbow. Greater in diameter than bracelets, the Morel examples average 86 mm and range from 78 to 98 mm overall externally.
Context: Armlets; Cast armlets, with imitation overlapping terminals
Bibliography: Challet, V., 1992, ‘Les celtes et l’émail’, Paris, 67-8. There was a very similar piece on the left upper arm of the skeleton in grave 9 in the Manching Hundsrucken cemetery (Krämer, W., 1985, ‘Die Grabfunde von Manching und die latènezeitlichen Flachgräber in Südbayern’ (Die Ausgrabungen in Manching, 9) Stuttgart, 94, pl. 30, no. 12); and another, but lacking the enamel ornament, in a similar position on a skeleton at Erding (ibid., 103, pl. 40, no. 4). Both these Bavarian grave groups included La Tène II brooches. A comparable piece, without enamel, comes from Aubérive (MAN 12997) and there is part of another from Gournay-sur-Aronde (Brunaux, J.-L., Meniel, P. and Rapin, A., 1980, Un sanctuaire gauloise à Gournay-sur-Aronde (Oise), ‘Gallia’ (38), 13, fig. 6).
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