- Museum number
Iron armlet. Three bands corroded together, now broken and tied together with thread.
Diameter: 78 - 85 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; Iron armlets
Judging from their sizes these (ML.1592, ML.2919, ML.1610, ML.2586, ML.2576 and ML.1878) are more likely to be armlets than bracelets, but their precise position on a skeleton's arm is not recorded. In Champagne iron bracelets seem to be more common than armlets (p. 85). For iron armlets see the warrior burial at Rungis, and Beine 'Bouverets' grave 17 (with one of four decapitated skeletons in the same grave).
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number