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penannular ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2006,0602.1

  • Description

    Gold plated penannular ring with a metal core. The body is circular in cross-section. The core has corroded, both iron and copper corrosion was identified, which has expanded and split the gold. The gap in circumference has been bridged by dirt and corrosion though the rest of the core remains covered in gold plating.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16.5 millimetres (outer)
    • Diameter: 7.5 millimetres (inner)
    • Width: 4.67 millimetres
    • Thickness: 4.99 millimetres
    • Weight: 4.55 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The ring was found while metal detecting in May 2005.

    Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the gold penannular ring from Newchurch by the British Museum indicated a gold content of approximately 82%.

  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.7.3.7 bibliographic details
    • TAR 2005/6 p. 22, no. 25 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2006,0602.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 2005T201 (Treasure number)
Penannular ring with a base metal core and surface covered in plain gold foil.  The core has corroded, both iron and copper corrosion was identified, which has expanded and split the gold. The gap in circumference has been bridged by dirt and corrosion.

Penannular ring with a base metal core and surface covered in plain gold foil. The core has corroded, both iron and copper corrosion was identified, which has expanded and split the gold. The gap in circumference has been bridged by dirt and corrosion.

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