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.
Composite rings by Bronze Age, 13001100 BC
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- Gold wire & gold sheet Dimensions: 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.
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