1600 - 1400 B.C. Middle Bronze Age Gold Horned Lock Ring Money Pendant RARE

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,636) 100%, Location: Bath, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372463172159 This is a rare and visually striking Bronze Age gold pendant, dating to circa 1600 - 1400 B.C. This solid gold pendant is formed from a 'lock ring' (Lockenring), 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), attached together to form what we would now term as a 'money' chain. Similar 'lock-rings' can be seen in the British Museum (see last photo). This example has been purposefully twisted open, forming a horned shaped pendant or amulet. One can easily imagine this striking amulet hanging from a cord around the neck of a Warrior or Druid. It is an unusual and very rare object, 'Lock' rings are rare but this one is unique!OBJECT: Lock-Ring PendantCULTURE: Bronze AgeDATE: c. 1600 - 1400 B.C.MATERIAL: Gold around 23k pureSIZE: 39.04mm x 19.78mm x 4.32mmWEIGHT: 6.92 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. Private European Collection, Dublin IrelandThis 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. European Private Collection

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