Bronze Age Gold from Wales

Middle / Late Bronze Age gold spiral ring

This is a thick, oval-sectioned wire that has been coiled three times to produce a spiral ring with simple, unelaborated terminals. The style of this object is not closely datable, but it is considered to conform to similar gold objects dating to the Middle and Late Bronze Age. It may also date to the Late Iron Age.

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)


Collection Area

Archaeology & Numismatics

Item Number


Find Information

Site Name: Beatrice Road, Whitchurch

Collection Method: surface find

Notes: Single find. The ring was found while digging in the garden in Whitchurch, Cardiff. The ring was approximately two feet deep in apparently undisturbed alluvium (known colloquially as “bungem”).


Purchase, 29/12/1959


(): diameter / mm:19.0 (coils)
(): maximum thickness / mm:2.0 (wire)
(): thickness / mm
(): weight / g:13.74




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