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Record ID: LANCUM-449151
Object type: LUNULA
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lunula terminal is complete yet somewhat bent, the only break showing where it broke off of the main part of the broad, crescent-shaped collar. The terminal weighs 6.86g and has the dimensions of 47.48x25.97x0.63mm. No surface metal analysis was carried out but the precious metal content (gold) will be more than 10%. The lunula terminal was found whilst out metal-detecting on farmland near Brampton, Cumbria. The terminal (or 'horn') consists of a flat part which is shaped like the bowl of a spoon which is connected by a short 'stalk' to an elongated part with flat-rectangul…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-A24C08
Object type: LUNULA
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The lunula is in two parts and nearly complete, only missing one of the circular terminals. The object is made of gold and so the precious metal content is more than 10%. The lunula is semi-circular in plan although both parts have been folded. There is one part which does not have a terminal and it is this section which is less folded making the semi-circular shape more obvious. The widest section of the lunula is where the two pieces have broken apart and then the object tapers towards the terminals. The section which still has a circular terminal is more severely folded and ther…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 26th August 2015
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Record ID: DOR-2198F8
Object type: LUNULA
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold lunula found in three pieces. A flat crescent shaped sheet of gold of which aproximately three quarters remains. The lunula is torn and bent at the break and there is some damage and denting along the edge and at the widest point. On the larger piece, the surviving expanded terminal is sub-angular with rounded corners and a pronounced mid-rib. It is set at right angles to the plane of the body. The body of the crescent is wide and tapers to the remaining terminal. The central body is undecorated apart a triple stranded framing band along both edges. The lines continu…
Created on: Thursday 1st May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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