About this object

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

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Bracelet
  • Culture
  • Date made
    Early Medieval (410 AD - 1065 AD)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Huxley
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 22 mm x 116 mm
Object view = Archaeology
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