Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

Lock-Rings

Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.

References

  • Eogan, G. 1969. ‘Lock-rings’ of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148

3.12g,27.07mm long