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Copper alloy solid annular armlet. Markedly oval and with a pronounced swelling.
Diameter: 71 - 83 millimetres (internal)
Diameter: 77 - 88 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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; Solid annular armlets
There are pairs in Hallstatt D graves at Les Jogasses graves 92, 106 and 130 (the latter open, not annular), as well as the single pieces that are also found occasionally in La Tène I and II contexts. Some of the simple armlets are very crudely formed (e.g. Mont Troté grave 36 and Somsois grave 23, below); and others have a marked thickening or a projection like a casting jet (e.g. Mont Troté grave 151, Etrechy grave 1). Both torcs and bracelets have swellings or projections of this kind, such as the torc from Les Jogasses grave 168 and bracelets like ML.1606, Les Jogasses graves 46, 105, 172, 179 (with large casting jet), 180, Les Rouliers grave 60, and Villeneuve-Renneville graves 3 and 58.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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