Discs

Ornaments made from a thin circular foil of hammered gold with pointillé and embossed decoration. Some discs have complex decorations in the form of a central cruciform motif.

Dating and areas of discovery

Date: 2500BC circa
Distribution: Ireland, England, Wales

Examples

Gold disc KENT-5C3F42

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Golc disc BM 1849,0301.31

Thin gold disc embossed with motif of cross inside circle.

References

  • Case H. 1977. An Early Accession to the Ashmolean Museum. In Markotic V. (ed.) Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean: studies presented in honour of Hugh Hencken. Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 19-34.
  • Timberlake et al. 2004