Bracelet with serrated bar stamp card

Bracelet with serrated bar stamp

MLL.2007.5.3

Currently not on display

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 slightly rounded terminals. The outer face is ornamented with a row of 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 a vertical part stamp impression in each of its outer angles, and terminating at both ends with a diagonal cross followed by two further vertical impressions. Discovered as part of the Huxley Hoard. Width 10mm (min) - 20mm (max) Height 6mm (min) - 15mm (max) Thickness 3.5mm