51

Dublin Core

Title

51

Identifier

2009,8023.2

Type

arm-ring

Description

Gold arm-ring of narrow band with punched decoration and tapering ends which have been drawn into wires and loosely twisted two-and-a-quarter turns round each other; complete, but slightly distorted in places. The decoration consists of two continuous, opposed rows of punched, apex-to-apex V-shapes with club-shaped arms joining at the 'handles', each pair enclosing a minute, punched triangle, mostly pointing outwards. But, to one side of the centre of the front of the ring, one pair of Vs lacking triangles are each turned to point outwards, while, on the other side, an adjacent pair of the sub-circular shapes left between the pairs of Vs are punched, the one towards the centre with two triangles of slightly different sizes and the other with just one. Also, at one end of the band two pairs of Vs are placed on their sides with single triangles above and below the junctions of the arms, while at the other end there is only a single pair of Vs on its side. Here and there the punching has pushed out the adjacent edges of the ring a little, giving them a slightly undulating appearance; the inner surface is plain.

Subject

Viking

Relation

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?searchText=vale%20of%20york%20hoard&images=true&ILINK|34484,|assetId=712050001&objectId=3233668&partId=1

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Language

British Museum

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Material

gold

Technique

twisted, punched

Files

AN00712050_001_l.jpg
AN00712054_001_l.jpg
AN00815793_001_l.jpg

Collection

Citation

“51,” Uncovering A Discovery, accessed December 5, 2022, http://uncoveringhistory.org/discovery/items/show/123.

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