Gorgets

Neck-ornaments made of a flat gold sheet that narrows from the centre to each end where disc shaped terminals were attached. The bodies are richly decorated by the repoussé technique, while the disc shaped terminals are frequently decorated by a central conical projections and patterns of concentric circles.

Dating and areas of discovery

Date: circa 1150BC-750BC
Distribution: Ireland

Example

Gorget BM 1871,0401.14

Three fragments of gold sheet