PAS-265114: Silver bracelet

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Unique ID: PAS-265114

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Complete silver adjustable bracelet made from an undecorated wire, 3mm in diameter at the centre tapering towards the terminals, which overlap and twist around the hoop to fasten the bracelet.

Commonly found made out of copper alloy, this form of expanding bracelet is a well-known type dating to the later 4th century (Barber & Bowsher, 2000, p199, B461.3-4; Clarke, 1979, p304, Type C1a). Precious metal examples are far less common, although a gold example is known from York (BM Guide, 1951, fig. 7, no. 10), and a silver example from London (Wheeler, 1930, Pl. XL, 2)


Barber, B. & Bowsher, D. 2000 The Eastern Cemetery of Roman London, Excavations 1983-1990. MoLAS Monograph 4, London

The British Museum 1951 Guide to the Antiquities of Roman Britain. The British Museum, London.

Wheeler, R.E.M. 1930 London Museum Catalogue: 3. London in Roman Times. London.

Clarke, G. 1979 Pre-Roman and Roman Wincester, Part II: The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills. Winchester Studies 3. Clarendon Press, Oxford


This object complies with the Treasure Act (1996) in that it is more than 300 years old and has a precious metal content of more than 10%.

Class: expanding

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005T506


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3 mm
Diameter: 49 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ian Richardson
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2005T506
Museum accession number: 2006,1008.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Ludford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2089
Four figure Latitude: 53.3842216
Four figure longitude: -0.19727587
1:25K map: TF2089
1:10K map: TF28NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: British Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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