Bracelet with serrated bar stamp card

Bracelet with serrated bar stamp

MLL.2007.5.1
Broad-band arm-ring or bracelet decorated with serrated bar stamp. Penannular, with punched ornament; complete. Bent in half and flattened, it tapers strongly from an expanded mid-portion to irregularly rounded terminals. The outer face is carefully ornamented with a row of closely spaced, vertical (transverse) bar-stamping, formed with a punch with a raised median line and finely serrated edges, to either side of a central diagonal cross comprising four impressions, and terminating at both ends with a diagonal cross followed by two further vertical impressions. In each of the angles of the central cross is a triangle-on-rectangle (‘dagger-shaped’) individual stamp, having three pellets within the triangle. Discovered as part of the Huxley Hoard. Width 10mm (min) - 20mm (max) Height 6mm (min) - 15mm (max) Thickness 3mm