About this object

Silver clasp formed from two sets of heavy coils and the pointed ends joining parallel. Metal colouration is dull. Broken into three pieces, with two mended together and one loose. Large chunk missing out of one part. Partner bracelet is 56.22.370.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    50 AD - 300 AD
  • Materials
    Silver
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    J H T Dawson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1940 before
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 72 mm x 76 mm
  • Note
    Ex J.H.T. Dawson collection (Norwich 8.3.940). Previously called 1978.291.317 as number could not be traced.

    Compare with gold examples in the British Museum inv. GRA 1917.6-1.2807, 2808): Susan Walker and Morris Bierbrier, 'Ancient Faces' (London, 1997), p.176, no. 218.
  • Related people
    J H T Dawson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • J H T Dawson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1940
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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