European Bronze Age Gold Hair Ring


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Object Description

A solid European Bronze Age hair ring, moulded from a single rod of gold. Its tubular body has been shaped into a tight spiral, with both ends tapering into a dull point. Gold rings of this type, known as lock-rings, have been recovered across Bronze Age Europe, with Ireland being a centre of production in the British Isles. They would have probably been used in antiquity as hair ornaments, earrings or as part of bracelets or bangles.

Date: European Bronze Age, 1500-600 BC

Object Condition

Excellent condition, minor signs of ageing to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.2 x H:0.6 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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