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ring / chain

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Three links of a gold 'lock' ring chain.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600BC-1400BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 40 millimetres
    • Width: 12 millimetres
    • Thickness: 7 millimetres
    • Weight: 17.7 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The chain is comparable to similar finds from Romania (including 1974,1201.339), Hungary and northern Serbia. Chains like this are usually found in the funeral context or in hoards dated to the transitional period Middle/Late Bronze Age (or Middle Developed Bronze Age according to regional periodisation). The object belongs to the type called "Vitičarka" (or Lockenring in German). Similar finds from Serbia include a funeral context at Trucevac and a hoard at Velika Vrbica.


    1972. The Bronze Age of Serbia. Belgrade: National Museum Beograd Beograd, 52, Fig. 32/8


  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Three links of a gold chain.

Three links of a gold chain.

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