Armlet card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Armlet

M12939
Large, heavy armlet of 29 coils, slightly narrower at one end. Made of wire flattened on the inner surface, the ends slightly flattened and rolled back. Decorated with thin, precise sets of 8 to 10 transverse lines carried from front to back surface. Intact, some coils corroded together. Bronze jewellery is common in Etruscan and Italic burials from the Villanovan through Orientalizing and early Archaic Periods, although such large armlets are not as common as smaller bracelets, and this piece may have been intended for funerary use.