Seller: wear-the-past (2,643) 100%, Location: Bath, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372485696991 This is a rare pair of Middle Bronze Age gold earrings, dating to 1400 - 700 B.C. These earrings are known as 'Bar Twisted Rings', recent research has disproved their use as 'ring-money' coinage, terming such ornaments as decorative pieces of jewelry. It is likely this is a set of earrings or a form of hair ornament (i.e. 'beard rings'). Similar pieces can be seen in the British Museum mainly from Ireland.OBJECT: Earrings / Hair OrnamentCULTURE: Middle Bronze AgeDATE: c. 1400 - 700 B.C.MATERIAL: GoldSIZE: 10.97mm x 2.75mm +10.71mm x 2.63mmWEIGHT: 2.53 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. Robinson collection Essex, England.This item is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. Material: Gold, Provenance: Ex. Robinson collection Essex, England.