Unique ID: PAS-BF2BC7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A small Late Bronze Age penannular ring of fat `D' section, the flatter face facing inwards. The object appears to be made by folding sheet gold over a core of another material, probably of copper. Exterior surfaces are relatively well smoothed, but the interior and the terminal faces are less well finished, such that folds and crimps remain clear.
Dimensions and metal content: Diameter: 15.2 x 13.9mm; weight: 4.4g. X-ray fluorescence analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate gold content of 78 per cent for the cover.

Class: Gold Plated Penannular Ring with Copper Alloy Core

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Warwickshire Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2001T103


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: 1150 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Width: 13.9 mm
Weight: 4.4 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 23rd July 2001

Personal details

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Identified by: Stuart Needham - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2001T103
Museum accession number: (P&EE 103)

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Secondary material: Copper alloy [scope notes| view all attributed records]

A resized image of Treasure case P&EE 103, Bronze Ahe gold penannular ring from Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Warwickshire
District: Stratford-on-avon
To be known as: Bidford on Avon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting [scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Wednesday 9th July 2003
Updated: Tuesday 1st March 2011

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