Bronze Age Bracelet with Geometric Design

$166.26

A Bronze Age cuff bracelet decorated with a symmetrical geometric motif cast from bronze. The design comprises of incision marks creating a central rhombus shape with a cross of hammered dots inside. To either side, numerous dots, of differing sizes, are positioned in horizontal lines and rhombus shapes. Beautiful green patination covers the surface.

Date: Circa 3200-600 BC
Condition: Excellent Condition

SOLD

SKU: SA-31 Category: Tags: ,

Bronze Age cuff bracelets originated from the torc (torque), they had a small opening in the metal for easy placement and were worn around the neck, wrists and arms of both men and women. They were used as a status symbol as well as to identify the wearer. One belief is that these bangles had the power to ward evil and provide courage in times of strife. A common Celtic embellishment was the depiction of circles, these represented astronomical forms. Cuff-style bracelets began to appear in the late Iron and Early Bronze Age.

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

Weight 19.6 g
Dimensions W 6.3 cm
Culture

Metal

Time Period

Region

You may also like…