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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold disc. Thin circular foil of beaten gold with pointillé decoration. The decoration consists in three concentric circles of small punched dots.
    There is a twin perforation in the upper part of the disc.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2500BC-2000BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 50.22 millimetres
    • Thickness: 0.19 millimetres
    • Weight: 5.3 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The disc was found in 1782.

  • Bibliography

    • Case 1977 bibliographic details
    • Murgia et al 2014 1.3.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G51/dc6

  • Exhibition history

    1985 1 Aug-13 Oct, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge

  • Condition

    There are cracks and dents around the edges of the disc.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1814 (?)

  • Acquisition notes

    Townley Collection, slip card says purchased by Act of Parliament 1805 (a later addition to card) more likely 1814 with collection of small objects.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Gold disc with punched decoration of two concentric circles.

Gold disc with punched decoration of two concentric circles.

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