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Gold arm-ring

Date made: Viking: 800-1265, AD 950

Description: This remarkably-preserved complete arm-ring is made from three plaited rods of gold, with both ends merging into a flat lozenge-shaped band that has been decorated on the front with a repeated stamped design of three dots. It is likely to have a gold content of over 90%. It is a rare find from outside Scandinavia and it demonstrates that the Isle of Man was home to some particularly wealthy people during the Viking Age - especially as it was found with a huge silver brooch and parts of a silver armband.

Found by Kath Giles. Declared to be Treasure in February 2021.

Measurements: 90g

Materials: gold

Date found: 2020.12.02

Object name: arm-ring

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0040/0001

Subject tags : #MM100BEAUTIFULTHINGS


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