About this object

Rod arm-ring, penannular, with punched ornament, formed from a rod of lozenge-shaped cross-section tapering to flat ends. Complete, though bent into a figure-of-eight loop; towards one terminal there is a twist to the hoop, presumably caused by being held in a pliers during the bending process. The ornament, consisting of opposed and interlocking impressions formed with a stamp featuring a lozenge atop a shallow triangle, results in a continuous zig-zag along both of its outer two faces; both elements of the stamped motif contain minute pellets. Discovered as part of the Huxley Hoard.

Width c. 8mm (min) - 32mm (max)
Height c. 12mm (min) - 16mm (max)
Thickness 7mm

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Arm ring
  • Culture
  • Date made
    Early Medieval (410 AD - 1065 AD)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Huxley
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    16 mm x 32 mm x 110 mm
Object view = Archaeology
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