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Shale armlet. Only the upper part survives, but that is in good condition. It appears to have been circular in section, rather than the upper part of a D-shaped section.
Diameter: 97 - 98 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Shale bangles; Bracelets.
Those found in Hallstatt D contexts are usually quite deep and D-shaped in section, e.g. Les Jogasses graves 31, 132, 133, 172, 183. Some were worn in pairs with one on each arm (graves 31 and 132), and some singly (graves 172 and 183), whilst in grave 133 there were two on one arm and one on the other. Favret (Favret, P.-M., 1936, Les necropolis des Jogasses à Chouilly (Marne), ‘Préhistoire’ (5), 77) records that two were armlets and nine were worn on the wrists. Not fashionable at the beginning of La Tène I, shale bangles are found again in La Tène Ic and II contexts, worn by men and women on the upper arm or on the wrist. These later pieces were usually circular or oval in section. Examples worn on the wrist: Normée grave 7, Beine 'le Montéqueux' (with a warrior), and Charpy, J.-J., and Roualet, P., 1991, ‘Les Celtes en Champagne’ (exh. cat., Epernay, 23/6 - 3/11/1991), nos 244-8; armlets with women: Villesneux grave 2, St-Benoît-sur-Seine grave 42, Caurel 'la Fosse Minore' grave 33; armlets with men: Witry-les-Reims 'la Voie Carlat' grave 22, Loisy-sur-Marne grave 9; other armlets, Charpy and Roualet 1991, nos 249-57.
Large armlets: Internal diameter 73-80 mm, externally 97-103 mm.
- Not on display
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