This is a rare pair of Middle Bronze Age gold earrings, dating to 1400 - 700 B.C. These earrings are known as 'Bar Twisted Rings', recent research has disproved their use as 'ring-money' coinage, terming such ornaments as decorative pieces of jewellery. It is likely this is a set of earrings, or a form of hair ornament (i.e. 'beard rings'). Similar pieces can be seen in the British Museum (here and here) mainly from Ireland.

OBJECT: Earrings / Hair Ornament

CULTURE: Middle Bronze Age

DATE: c. 1400 - 700 B.C.

MATERIAL: Gold

SIZE: 10.97mm x 2.75mm +10.71mm x 2.63mm

WEIGHT: 2.53 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Robinson collection, originally from Essex, England.

Price: £850

Item code: (#AU00XVANT961)

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