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penannular ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1853,1216.6

  • Description

    Gold plated small penannular ring with copper alloy core, in two pieces. The body is circular in cross-section. Gold plating covers the whole of the core and is seamless over the body of the ring, except for the ends where the gold foil has been folded over onto itself.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16.2 millimetres
    • Width: 5.1 millimetres (body centre)
    • Width: 4.58 millimetres (body end)
    • Thickness: 4.22 millimetres (body centre)
    • Thickness: 3.56 millimetres (body end)
    • Weight: 5 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.7.3.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The ring is highly corroded where it has been broken.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1853

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1853,1216.6

Gold tress ring; in two pieces.

Gold tress ring; in two pieces.

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