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.

Details

Medium:
Gold wire & gold sheet
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3.45 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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