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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
    • Primary material: Gold

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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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Record ID: PAS-5607C5
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small, solid penannular ring with irregularly facetted section. Each flattened face has one row of pointillĂ© dots and there is another on the outer face; between, there are rows of finely executed oblique strokes in opposing directions; in places the latter are very worn. Maximum external diameter 11mm; maximum internal diameter 7mm; breadth 2mm; weight 1.19 grams. X-ray fluorescence analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate gold content of 79%. Identification The piece may be ascribed to the Late Bronze Age penannular ring series (circa 1150-750BC), a…
Created on: Friday 27th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kent area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-0C58F2
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age gold plated penannular ring or {ring money} of oval section. Date {c.1150-800 BC}. The ring has flat terminals with unevern surfaces. A similar penannular ring from Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, was reported through the Treasure Act, although this one has decorative striping (Treasure Annual Report 2005/6, 21; ref. 22/2005 T358). The ring is 14.2mm wide, 5.1mm thick and weighs 4.60 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the penannular ring by the British Museum's Department of Conservation and Scientific Research indicated a gold con…
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lynsted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-1B64F5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A folded gold strip comprising eleven gold wires joined side by side by soldering. Max. length 15.93mm; max. width 8.14mm; max. thickness 4.4mm; thickness of wire approx.. 0.62mm; weight 2.26 grams. Both manufacturing technique and composition are consistent with a Bronze Age date, although precise analogues for the type are presently lacking. Gold ribbon ornaments are known from the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1300-1100 BC, but the ribbed effect is achieved here by grooving (cf the piece from Ilam, Staffs. (Treasure Annual Report 2005/6, 20, no.14). Solder is used at this date in the…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-79D666
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Penannular ring having narrow stripes of alternately yellow and whiter gold. The surface is rather worn except for the interior of the hoop where the striping is protected. The hoop tapers to flat terminals. When tested the ring was found to be of the type consisting of a gold covering over a non-precious metal core (see report). Maximum external diameter 16mm; weight 9.23 grams.
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-C361B1
Object type: ROD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a plain gold rod. The gold rod is circular in section and is rounded at one end and broken at the other. The surface is smooth and only slightly pitted. There is no decoration though some evidence for small hammer marks on the rod. Due to it's undiagnostic nature it does not represent Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act (1996).
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Higham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-2A9AD7
Object type: ROD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Short length of distorted gold rod of approximately circular cross-section. Both ends appear to have been cut using a chisel. Diameter of rod 5mm; weight 3.21 grams. Possibly a distorted solid penannular ring, the diameter of which would have been approximately 13mm. Should this be the case the piece could fit morphologically into the category of Bronze Age penannular rings. These are generally dated to the later Bronze Age, circa 1150-750 BC, but the small, solid variety could well be a little earlier. However, the high silver content of this piece suggests that it post-dates the Bro…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepherdswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-1B0162
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Composite ring, penannular, comprising three slender solid gold rods of roughly circular cross-section; these have been cut at the ends (probably with a chisel) and fused together. Diameter 14x14.5mm; thickness of rods 2mm; breadth 6.5mm; width of gap 2mm; weight 5.07 grams. Rings of this type date to circa 1300-1100 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sittingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-E6C152
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Penannular gold ring comprising a gold covering over a base metal core; this is usually a copper alloy. The piece has fairly fine stripes, probably of yellow and paler gold, but this decorative effect is extremely worn and heavily stained red-brown. The central area and gap are plugged with corrosion products which also form an excrescence on one side of the gap. External diameter 20x18mm; internal diameter about 7mm; width of gap about 2mm; breadth 7mm; weight 13.86 grams. Rings of this type date to circa 1150-750 BC.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-E68A22
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Penannular gold ring made from twisted wires. There is an area of deformation or breakage to the wires in the centre of the ring. This is characteristic of the ring being opened and closed over a period of time. Although the ring looks to be possibly ancient, nothing about its form, design or manufacture is recognisable from a particular period. The results of metal analysis at the British Museum could also suggest an ancient origin.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2006
Last updated: Saturday 21st March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitstable', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-ED8F86
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small, cast gold 'finger-ingot', roughly plano-convex in section. Cut marks are visible (possibly done with a chisel in antiquity). Comparable pieces were found in a hoard from Mooghaun, County Clare, Ireland, where other items are datable to the Late Bronze Age. This example is probably of a similar date.
Created on: Monday 19th September 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BRABOURNE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-AAA333
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of gold, rather crudely worked, although some of the dents are likely to be damage. One end is a narrow, twisty rod of round section, possibly an original terminal. This flares into a 'tab' the end of which is not certainly intact. It is therefore possible it continued as a longer ribbon. This tab is flat between gently convex sides which are thickened as beadings of triangular section. Extant length 24.3 mm; max, width 12.2 mm; diameter of rod 2.2-3.2 mm; max. thickness beadings 2.4 mm; thickness of ribbon centre 0.5 mm; weight 3.5 g The uncertainty as to whether thi…
Created on: Friday 17th September 2004
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northfleet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-1D63A6
Object type: WIRE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Length of thick gold wire or rod. The piece has a neat circular section except where chopped at either end. Cutting or chiselling from opposite ends has given the ends a wedge-like profile. The piece is 37.25mm long, with a diameter of between 2.86mm to 2.60mm. It weighs 3.27g. The rod is undiagnostic, but its composition is consistent with a Bronze Age date.
Created on: Friday 12th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringlemere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-BE40C2
Object type: CUP
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cup with conical body tapering to an omphalos base; the rim is flaring; a riveted strap handle links the rim and upper body. The rivet plates are lozenge shaped and the handle has decorative ridges parallel with its edges. The rim bears a row of dots punched from the outer surface and is otherwise plain; between this plain zone and a further plain zone at the base the cup is corrugated. The cup has been crushed, particularly on one side; this might have resulted from a single blow from agricultural machinery. Dimensions and metal content: In present condition: maximum height (exclu…
Created on: Wednesday 9th July 2003
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringlemere', grid reference and parish protected.


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