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sleeve fastener

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1942,0505.1

  • Description

    Gold sleeve fastener. The small crescent-shaped body is decorated with longitudinal incised grooves on the outer surface. The ends are decorated with a diamond pattern located between two bands of three horizontal incised grooves. The terminals expand to form two flat plain discs set at an angle to the body.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16.34 millimetres (body)
    • Thickness: 5.84 millimetres (body centre)
    • Thickness: 3.69 millimetres (body end)
    • Diameter: 9.04 millimetres (disc-shaped terminal)
    • Thickness: 0.37 millimetres (disc-shaped terminal)
    • Weight: 10.8 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The fastener was found around 1927 during ploughing.

  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 1972 bibliographic details
    • Murgia et al 2014 3.5.11 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1942

  • Acquisition notes

    Ploughed up on a farm in County Antrim c.1927, and sold by the farmer to a chemist in Ballymena, bought from him by vendors brother, the late Dr D Evelyn of Ballymena.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1942,0505.1

Gold dress fastener. Crescent shaped, with grooves on outer surface and fine diamond pattern incised between the grooved part and the disc-shaped terminals.

Gold dress fastener. Crescent shaped, with grooves on outer surface and fine diamond pattern incised between the grooved part and the disc-shaped terminals.

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