About this object

Broad-band arm-ring or bracelet decorated with serrated bar stamp unfinished. Penannular, with an unfinished arrangement of punched ornament; complete. Bent in half and flattened, it tapers strongly from the mid-portion to rounded terminals. The central area of the outer face is ornamented with a diagonal cross, its angles closed by a stamp on each side, formed with a punch with a median line and serrated edges; one side is left plain, while the other side features a short row of vertical (transverse) and oblique bar-stamping, haphazardly executed and with some over-striking, formed with the same punch. Traces of hammering are visible on the unornamented sections of this face. Discovered as part of the Huxley Hoard.

Width 9mm (min) - 18mm (max)
Height 5mm (min) - 18mm (max)
Thickness 2mm

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
    18 mm x 18 mm x 90 mm
Object view = Archaeology
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