c. 1000 - 500 B.C. Late Bronze Age Celtic Gold Finger Ring Money Wearable Size 6

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,723) 97.3%, Location: Bath, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372603718426 This is superb late Bronze-Age gold finger ring, dating to 1000 - 500 B.C. It is formed from drawn gold wire, expertly wrapped into a hollow crescent shape ring. In the past, this type of ornament has been identified as 'ring-money' in many early numismatic publications. Today however with the Treasure Act, many more examples have been recorded giving us a wider range to study and debate. It appears that such 'ring-money' pieces are often items of jewellery, originally worn as earrings, beard and hair-rings. Some penannular examples such as this work better as finger rings. The construction of this piece is very sophisticated and delicate, the size would also suggest it once belonged to a female.It has survived in excellent condition, intact and wearable.OBJECT: Finger RingCULTURE: Late Bronze-Age / CelticDATE: c. 1000 - 500 B.C.MATERIAL: GoldRING SIZE: 6 (US) M (UK)SIZE: 21mm x 22mm x 3mm WEIGHT: 3.9 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. Mayfair Collection, London.This item is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. Material: Gold, Provenance: Ex. Mayfair Collection, London.

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