SF-A6DEC7: Bronze Age gold ring

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PENANNULAR RING

Unique ID: SF-A6DEC7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Description: A Middle Bronze Age gold composite ring consisting of three penannular solid rods of gold possibly soldered together. Each ring has a circular section.

Dimensions: 12.79mm in external diameter and 7.89mm in internal diameter, 6.65mm in height and 5.65g in weight. Each gold ring is c2.29mm in thickness.

Discussion: This ring is very similar to other examples from elsewhere such as LIN-9F2713, (Treasure reference Number 2011 T580) and SUSS-63B7A6 (Treasure reference number 2012T165). Similar rings are often found threaded on to gold bracelets, such as those from Granta Fen Cambridgeshire, on twisted torcs, such as those from Boyton, Suffolk and inter-linked with other examples (J. J Taylor, 1980 Bronze Age Goldwork of the British Isles). This may however, be the first example recorded from Bedfordhsire.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T730

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1300 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.79 mm
Weight: 5.65 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T730

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bolnhurst

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Bedford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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