A hoop earing formed from a thin sheet of gold formed over a core of material (often a sandy paste), which was left inside. The arring was worn by passing through the bent wire attached at the top through a hole in the earlobe. This simple design has been called a “leech” or “boat” type earrings and was widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean world. The earliest securely dated example is from an 18th Dynasty tomb at Abydos. Found by Garstang at Esna in 1906 but the tomb number was not recorded, just the date "XVIII dynasty".