Composite rings by Bronze Age

Nine decorative rings held together on a loop of gold wire which appears to have been broken off a longer length of wire in antiquity, possibly from a bracelet.


Gold wire & gold sheet
Diameter: 3.45 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Five of the rings are double rings made of gold strips and two are triple rings with the lightly 'C' sectioned strips curved round. The find represents the largest collection of composite rings found together in Britain to date.


Discovered near Gresham in North East Norfolk and declared Treasure in 2004.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

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