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    Ancient Middle Bronze Age Gold Lock Ring Money

    Ancient Middle Bronze Age Gold Lock Ring Money

    $1,400 (approx conversion from £1200)

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    About this item

    This is a rare Bronze Age gold 'lock-ring', dating to circa 1600 - 1400 B.C. This item would have acted as a single link in a regal chain or royal collar. These 'lock-rings' were used as a form of currency for trade (a precursor to Celtic Ring-Money). Similar 'lock-rings' can be seen in the British Museum. This example is smaller than some of the larger ones I have sold, so likely formed one of the outer links in a graduated chain.

    OBJECT: Lock-Ring

    CULTURE: Bronze Age

    DATE: c. 1600 - 1400 B.C.

    MATERIAL: Gold

    SIZE: 14.87mm x 11.55mm x 4.57mm

    WEIGHT: 1.91 grams

    PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    10077 (AB-29199)

    Period

    Pre 1600, Ancient, Bronze Age

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