Bronze Age Bangle with Gold Ring

$3,671.86

A remarkable bangle formed from one thick rod of bronze and incised with linear decoration. A rich patination has formed over the material, and further decoration has been added with the inclusion of a gold coiled ring, attached to the bangle. It is thought this gold addition may have been a hair ring.

Date: Circa 14th – 9th century BC
Provenance: From a private German collection, Munich, formerly in a Palm Beach collection, USA.
Condition: Excellent condition.

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Bronze Age bracelets were worn constantly on the wrists and around the arms of both men and women. They were used as a status symbol as well as to identify the wearer.

To discover more about spirals in Celtic culture, please visit our relevant blog post: The Symbolism of the Spiral in Celtic Imagery.

Weight 188.1 g
Dimensions W 8.5 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 53.48.2.

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