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This is a wonderful Iron Age Celtic bronze finger ring, dating to the 4th - 1st century BC. The ring is decorated with a raised button-shaped bezel, set with red enamel. This type of ring imitates red coral, being a fashionable and elite jewel imported from the Mediterranean. The ring is intact, wearable and bears a nice chocolate brown patina.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Iron Age, Celtic
DATE: c. 4th - 1st century BC.
MATERIAL: Bronze & Enamel
RING SIZE: 10 (US) T 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 29.32mm x 26.79mm x 3.01mm (Bezel 14.68mm x 6.11mm)
WEIGHT: 7.81 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Derbyshire.