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Late Bronze Age gold bracelet

This is an incomplete coil-ended sheet gold bracelet with a flat, rectangular cross-section. The bracelet had been folded over three times and deposited inside the socket of a bronze axe. One terminal was preserved with a coiled end, while the other had been deliberately removed in antiquity, as indicated by cut marks.

Project Title: Gold in Britain’s auriferous regions, 2450-800 BC: towards a coherent Research Framework and Strategy. Status: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Network Grant funded project (2018-2019)

Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - gold bracelet & ribbon fragment’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - gold bracelet & ribbon fragment’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - gold bracelet & ribbon fragment’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - gold bracelet & ribbon fragment’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - ribbed bronze socketed axe, gold bracelet and ribbon fragment hoard group’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - ribbed bronze socketed axe, gold bracelet and ribbon fragment hoard group’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - ribbed bronze socketed axe, gold bracelet and ribbon fragment hoard group’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - ribbed bronze socketed axe, gold bracelet and ribbon fragment hoard group’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - ribbed bronze socketed axe, gold bracelet and ribbon fragment hoard group’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Open the image ‘Late Bronze Age - ribbed bronze socketed axe, gold bracelet and ribbon fragment hoard group’
Delwedd: © Amgueddfa Cymru

Pwnc

Archeoleg a Nwmismateg

Rhif yr Eitem

87.66H/2

Gwybodaeth am y darganfyddiad

Enw'r Safle: Michaelston-super-Ely, Cardiff

Dull Casglu: surface find
Dyddiad: 1987 / Mar / 20

Nodiadau: Hoard. A socketed axe was found in March 1987 with two fragments of gold placed deep inside the socket. The findspot was in a field of pasture beneath an old field bank. The axe was found lying horizontally at a depth of just over 50cm. Archaeological excavation revealed no associated pit or context.

Derbyniad

Treasure trove, 30/9/1987

Mesuriadau

length / mm:32.2
width / mm:10.7
thickness / mm:20.2
minimum thickness / mm:0.4

Deunydd

gold

Lleoliad

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