About this object

Broad-band arm-ring or bracelet decorated with serrated bar stamp. Penannular, with punched ornament; portion of one terminal area has been removed. Bent roughly in half and flattened, it tapers strongly from an expanded mid-portion towards the terminals, the extant example of which is roughly rounded. The outer face is ornamented with a row of closely spaced vertical (transverse) bar-stamping, over-struck in places, formed with a punch with a raised median line and serrated edges, to either side of a central diagonal cross comprising four impressions and a vertical part stamp impression in each of its outer angles. Discovered as part of the Huxley Hoard.

Width 8mm (min) - 21mm (max)
Height 7mm (min) - 18mm (max)
Thickness 2.5mm

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Bracelet
  • Culture
    Viking
  • Date made
    Early Medieval (410 AD - 1065 AD)
  • Materials
    Silver
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Huxley
  • Date collected
    2007
  • Measurements
    18 mm x 21 mm x 98 mm
Object view = Archaeology
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