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Copper-alloy ring with ?lump of iron

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posted on 2021-10-26, 19:38 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Stout bronze ring , diam. 1.75cm. Made of wire with slightly tapered terminals fastened in knot. Iron staining around knot, and a lump of iron still adhering almost as if threaded on like a bead.SCH had originally placed this object in unprovenanced objects. Gatty slip and National Museums Liverpool database indicate that it comes from Kingston grave 259. No such ring is described from grave 259. Database entry suggests graves 260 or 298, but descriptions of these graves do not specifically mention ring with lump of iron. – D.H.

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave Unk

Object ID

M6352

Catalogue Number

M 6352

Material

copper alloy, iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, iron) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

slip-knot ring (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; ring) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

ring

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