Penannular Ring

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Object type: Penannular Ring
Period: Bronze Age
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 01/07/2021
Location: Winterbourne Basset, Wiltshire


A Bronze Age penannular ring dating to c. 1300 – 800 BC. Only the copper-alloy core remains with a trace of gilding. Some examples are solid gold. There is some debate as to whether these were a form of money or jewelry and whether they were worn in the hair or on the ears or nose.