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ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1849,0301.10

  • Description

    Gold penannular plain ring. The circular solid body is ovoid in cross-section and it is slightly thinner at the ends rather than in the middle. The ring has parallel squared flat endings facing each other. The body has a rough textured surface that is symptomatic of casting to this final shape. The ends also show signs of casting dendrites which have been filed to produce the parallel face.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 20.23 millimetres
    • Width: 6.5 millimetres (body centre)
    • Width: 5.1 millimetres (body end)
    • Thickness: 6.07 millimetres (body centre)
    • Thickness: 4.4 millimetres (body end)
    • Weight: 19 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the gold ring from Clare by the British Museum indicated a gold content of 77.6% .

  • Bibliography

    • Meeks et al. 2008 bibliographic details
    • Murgia et al 2014 3.7.1.7 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1849

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1849,0301.10


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