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Old green smooth patina
Middle Bronze Age 1600 – 1200BC
Size:14.5cm high, 12cm dis. 11cm deep - 5¾ ins high, 4¾ ins dia., 4¼ ins deep
Ex Dutch Private collection
Ex Frederick Schultz New York 1997
Ex Irish Private collection
cf: A similar example of 13th Century BC in the British Museum, P1 1974.12 – 1.269 formerly in the Pitt Rivers collection
Arm rings such as this were used as jewellery in the European Bronze Age, and may also have functioned as ‘special purpose’ or ritual currency. Found mostly in grave contexts, it is certain that these magnificent creations in both bronze and precious metals identify persons of high rank.