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    • Idby: 0014358F907011B7
    • Primary material: Gold
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: PAS-011055
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold-plated Late Bronze Age penannular ring with a copper alloy core, dating to the period 1150-750 BC. The gold penannular ring is decorated with thin strips of a contrasting silvery-coloured metal. A small patch of (copper alloy) corrosion inside the terminal of the ring suggests that this ring is gold-plated rather than solid gold. Dimensions: Width: 18.5mm; Height: 17mm; Thickness: 7mm; Diameter of central perforation: 5mm; Length of gap between terminals: 2mm; Weight: 11.69g Discussion: The penannular ring belongs to a class of artefact which has been termed 'hair-rin…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flint Cross area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-1248F2
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Bronze Age (1150-750 BC) gold or gold-plated copper alloy penannular ring, circular in cross-section with cut or burred-over edges at the terminals; both bear traces of tooling marks. A small crack close to one terminal has a tiny spot of green corrosion attached to it. The object measures 15.6mm in length, 14.9mm in height, 5.5mm in max thickness and weighs 5.60g.The gap between the terminal is 2.6mm wide and the circular open centre measures 6.7x 6.1mm in 'diameter'. 'The penannular ring belongs to a class of artefact which has been termed 'hair-rings' and 'ring-money' (Taylo…
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Deane', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-1CBAB0
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper cored, gold, Bronze Age, penannular ring, 1800-1000BC. The ring is is penannular with a small gap between the terminals, which are flat. The ring is circular in cross section. There is substantial copper alloy corrosion on the interior surface of the ring, suggesting that the ring has a copper alloy core, similar to other examples (SUSS-5EF5C1). These rings are often erroneously referred to as 'ring money' though there is no evidence to suggest that they were used as currency. They are predominantly believed to have been used for personal adornment, such as earri…
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F4E0E7
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age gold penannular ring formed from four D-sectioned strips of gold probably soldered together with straight, blunt terminals. Each of the D-sectioned strips has slightly raised edges internally. Approx. measurementsw are: Width of band 11.36-13.16 mm. Height 6.54mm. Thickness 1.15mm. Weight 2.14g. Composite penannular rings formed from C-sectioned, D-sectioned or sub-circular strips or bars, are a well known Middle Bronze Age artefact type as single finds or forming part of sets of linked rings. See for example NMS-ACBFA4. ​Other similar items: NMS-A1B392, SF-A6DEC7, PAS-…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-62CE08
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T882; Description: Bead possibly formed from a fragment of a gold band or ribbon dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2200-800 BC). The fragment is a short length of a straight, parallel sided strip with both ends bent back on themselves so the ends meet, probably originally making a cylindrical bead. This has then been squashed flat. The back (interior) is plain and the front is decorated with 20 regularly spaced parallel ribs, and 18 grooves between them, running along the entire length of the fragment. Dimensions: The fragment now measures 9.6mm long, is 13.8mm wide a…
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muchelney CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-573091
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probable Bronze Age gold strip fragment. This is a semi-worked thickened strip fragment of gold of broadly rectangular shape. The strip has been worked and there are hammer facets visible on the flat surfaces and side margins. One edge has been hammered up and has a projecting margin on one face edge. The strip was broken at one end with a double-grip tool without sharp edges. As a result, there is widening, lateral distortion with thinning at one end, near the break. On one face, the break has created a near flat angled facet, while on the reverse there is a distinct concave curva…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-5E3BC2
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances: Found whilst digging trenches through a paddock for gas pipes. No further objects were recovered at the time of discovery, however, the finder states that in recent years the owners have had substantial amounts of topsoil added to level the site. Description: Complete gold Middle Bronze Age four flange twisted bar torc. The main bar has been cut longitudinally to create an X-shaped cross-section and has been twisted relatively evenly. The hoop has been slightly distorted and a number of the crests of the twist have been bent or otherwise damaged. At either end of the tw…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-046731
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Gold or gold plated copper alloy, Penannular Ring dating from the Late Bronze Age (c.1150-750 BC). Circular in shape and cross-section with a narrow gap between the terminals which are flat ended. Surface comprising of a bright gold colour with bands of lighter (silver-rich) gold. The ring is likely to have a copper-alloy core as its weight does not suggest it is solid gold. There are also small scratches on the surface of the ring and some cracks on both the flat terminal ends which look to cover a darker metal this could be copper-alloy. Dimensions: Weight: 1.56g,…
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Dunmow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-5EF5C1
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold, Bronze age, penannular ring, 1150-750 BC. This is a copper alloy core that has been gold coated, such as NMS-183C7E. One of the terminals has been damaged and the copper alloy core exposed. The ring is circular in section with flat opposed terminals. The ring has a tiger striped colouration around the inside of the internal diameter. This is a patination found on other examples such as HAMP-C18814 and SUSS-EA6735. These rings are often erroneously referred to as 'ring money' though there is no evidence to suggest that they were used as currency. They are predominantly believed t…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-C98FBF
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very late Bronze Age Hoard consisting of one gold bracelet, three gold penannular lock-rings and a cauldron fragment all found together in one find spot. The bracelet and two of the lock rings are stained possibly from an organic residue either from the soil or items placed with them. The lock-rings are all made from gold sheet face plates that are bi-conical in form and triangular in section with central tubes and side plates formed from the same sheet and secured by a binding strip of round sectioned gold wire fused to the plate join to form an outer rim-binding to the rim. The fa…
Created on: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-A3A9AE
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze age gold bracelets, 1000-700BC. The bracelets have an ovoid cross section and are pennanular in form, flaring out into flat circular terminals, one is slightly larger than the other. The bracelets were found on seperate occasions in the same garden, the first was found whilst gardening and the second by chickens digging. Once the second was was found they were submitted as 'Treasure Trove'
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: PAS-6DBE56
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rolled-up strip of gold of probable Chalcolithic or Bronze Age date (c. 2500-800 BC). The strip of gold is sub-rectangular in plan, and is rolled up (width ways), forming a tight roll which has been slightly squashed into an oval shape (when viewed from the side). Eleven folds can be counted from the middle. There is some soil still attached to and within these folds. The strip is very thin (less than a diameter). The strip is wider in the middle than near the end, where it tapers from c. 21 mm in the middle towards 15 mm at the end (the end hidden in the folds in the centre of the …
Created on: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-195471
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold or possibly gold-plated copper-alloy Late Bronze Age penannular ring, dating to the period 1150-800 BC. The object measures 16.24mm in diameter, is oval in cross-section, and with a gap measuring 2.39mm wide and 3.94mm in height. The thickness of the ring measures 6.59mm. In total, the penannular ring weighs 9.31g. The weight may indicate it is more likely the penannular ring is made of gold, rather than gold plated copper-alloy. There are small indentations on the face of both terminals, probably residual marks from where a stone was wedged between them (with thanks to…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Havant', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-E2ED60
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE 2017 T234. An incomplete Middle Bronze Age composite penannular gold ring dating to the period c. 1300-1150 BC. Now almost straightened, the ring comprises two ribs formed from separate C-sectioned bars with convex upper faces and hollow reverses, soldered together longitudinally. One terminal end of the ring is complete with a clean, smooth finish while the opposing end is broken. There are several small post-depositional scratches on the outer, curved surface of the ring. Discussion: Composite penannular rings formed from C-sectioned, D-sectioned or sub-circular strips…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-FE3C28
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded horizontally (width ways) in half twice, forming a squashed 'S' shape. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at one end, with a ragged edge. The other edge can not be easily seen as it is hidden between the folds. It measures 25.3 mm in length, 16.1 mm wide and 9.1 mm thick. The strip is 0.8 mm thick. It weighs 5.2. g. Similar strips of gold with ribbed …
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-247826
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A fragment of a gold torc. The torc consists of an elongated shape bar that is broken on both ends and circular in cross section. One of the ends has been hammered and flattened. Dimensions: The fragment measures 25.71mm in length, 7.61mm in maximum width 5.72mm thick. The object weighs 6.89g. Metal composition: Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of a gold torc fragment indicated a surface composition of approximately 94-97% gold, 3-5% silver, the rest being copper (see appended report for details). Discussion and Date: It was originally belie…
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cherhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-25FCB6
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age Gold Strip (possibly a bead) from Much Wenlock - Shropshire Treasure Case: 2017 T42 A small rectangular strip of folded gold with one decorated surface. The object was folded upon discovery and subsequently opened up by the finder. One edge of the strip is complete having been cut regularly with a slightly thickened rim while the other edge of the strip has been torn resulting in a sharp undulating edge. The decoration consists of eight fine, straight ridges and grooves.. Dimensions: length 17mm, width 14mm, weight 2.1g Discussion: The linear decoratio…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-80ADC9
Object type: ARMLET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2016 T683. A largely complete but damaged gold armlet of Early Bronze Age date, c. 2100 BC - 1900 BC. It is decorated with embossed patterns and pointillĂ© and belongs to the embossed goldwork tradition (see Needham 2000a). The object is formed from a cylindrical band of sheet metal with no joins in evidence. In cross-section it has a corrugated appearance with six bulbous concentric embossed ribs, four decorating the body and two forming the rims. One rim has been damaged and the embossed rib is only partially visible. The ribs are fairly evenly spaced, separated by …
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bewhome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-5ECCA2
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold penannular 'lock ring' of Bronze Age date (c. 1150 - 800 BC). The ring is triangular in section with flat terminals. The outer two faces of the object are decorated with a series of ribs, whilst the internal face is undecorated. Dimensions: outer diameter: 14.49 mm; inner diameter: 6.35 mm; thickness: 4.45 mm; weight: 4.12g. Gold plated copper alloy rings of a similar shape and style have been processed as Treasure (cf. 2009 T513). As this example is not damaged, exposing an inner core, it is difficult to say whether it is pure gold or gold plated. However, based on the weight…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whissendine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-D13625
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A heavily distorted fragment of gold sheet, probably from a strip or 'ribbon' of Bronze Age date, c. 2350 - 800 BC Description: The object has been folded several times and is creased and torn in several locations, all presumably in antiquity. It is difficult to establish the original form of the object owing to its current condition, but it was probably a band with straight sides, the shape of the terminal cannot be distinguished. The incised linear decoration of the strip can be paralleled on a number of gold strips and 'ribbons' of known and very probable Bronze Age date, for ex…
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th June 2017
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