- Museum number
Gold cylindrical bead. The thin sheet of beaten gold has been rolled into a cylindrical shape and is decorated with four bands of transverse incised lines. The outer bands are composite of eight incised lines, the inner bands of four incised lines.
- Production date
Diameter: 5.92 millimetres
Length: 22.98 millimetres
Weight: 0.50 grammes
Thickness: 0.10 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Originally recorded as being excavated/found in Moringen, Bern, in Switzerland. Comparable beads have been found in Beaker contexts in France where they have been classified by Eleure (1982, 29) as perles tubulaires lisses.
Eleure, C. 1982. Les Ors Prehistoriques. Paris: Picard.
- Not on display
- The surface of the bead is dented in places.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number