Dress Fasteners

Ornaments, possibly bracelets, once considered to have been dress fasteners. They are made of a hollow or solid body with a broad curving form ending in very large circular expanded terminals. Terminals can be decorated with an incised geometric pattern.

Dating and areas of discovery

Date : 1000BC- 750BC circa
Distribution: Ireland, England, Scotland


Dress Fastener BM 1920,0316.1

A late Bronze Age gold bracelet from Islay, Scotland