Bronze Age Gold from Wales

Bronze Age gold bracelet, armlet or anklet

This is a penannular bar bracelet with a rectangular cross-section and plain, unexpanded terminals.

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)

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Collection Area

Archaeology & Numismatics

Item Number

82.92H/2

Find Information

Site Name: Maesmelan, Powys

Collection Method: surface find
Date: 1981 / May

Notes: Hoard. Two bracelets were found in May 1981 on the surface of a ploughed field on Maesmelan Farm. An archaeological excavation of the site was conducted in February 1982 by Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, but no contextual evidence for the objects was found.

Acquisition

Treasure trove, 28/10/1982

Measurements

diameter / mm:79.0
width / mm:6.5

Material

gold

Location

St Fagans Life Is gallery : Bronze Age and Iron Age Adornment

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