European Bronze Age Electrum Coil

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Object Description

A finely modelled Bronze Age European solid electrum coiled single ring, featuring a tubular body, moving in a tight spiral, with both ends expanding and the tips tapering into a dull point. Gold rings of this type would have probably been used in antiquity as hair ornaments, earrings or as part of bracelets or bangles. Such rings, known as lock-rings, have been recovered across Bronze Age Europe, with Ireland being a centre of production in the British Isles.

Date: European Bronze Age, 1500-600 BC

Object History

Provenance: Ex Abelita family collection, 1980-2015

Object Condition

Condition: Excellent condition, some earthly encrustation to the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:1.1 x centimeters

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St James's Ancient Art
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