Bronze Age Lunula

The most complete gold lunula (a crescent moon shaped amulet) ever found in Britain. Found in North Dorset by a metal detectorist in 2014, the lunula has been dated to the early Bronze Age.
Collection holder:
The British Museum and The Portable Antiquities Scheme
Collection description:
An incomplete gold lunula found in two pieces. A flat crescent shaped sheet of gold of which aproximately three quarters remains. The lunula is torn and bent at the break and there is some damage and denting along the edge and at the widest point. On ...more
Date:
-2400--2000
Medium:
Gold
Measurements:
width: 180 mmthickness: 0.55 mmweight: 71.63 g
Rights:
© The Trustees of the British Museum and The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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