Record Details

NHER Number:42792
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age gold strips

Summary

Two Bronze Age decorated gold strips were found in 1777 during the construction of Geldeston Hall (NHER10666). Their original function is uncertain, but they may have been some type of collar.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM39SE
Parish:GELDESTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Found in 1777 during the construction of Geldeston Hall (NHER10666). Two Late Bronze Age decorated gold strips. Their original function is uncertain, but they may have been some type of decorative collar. There have also been some suggestions that they are of Irish or Continental origin. NCM. Photographs (S1) and (S2) in file. Correspondence 1948 to 9, (S3), (S4), (S5) and (S6) in file.

P. Aldridge (NLA), 22 December 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Photograph: NCM. Retouched black and white photograph.. Polaroid.
<S3>Correspondence: de Navarru, J.M.. 1948. Letter to Rainbird Clarke.
<S4>Correspondence: Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen. 1948. Letter to Rainbird Clarke. 17 October.
<S5>Correspondence: Sprochloff, E. Kiel University.. 1949. Letter to Rainbird Clarke. 17 October.
<S6>Correspondence: Illegible, from Dublin. 1949. Letter to Rainbird Clarke. 25 October.

Related records

10666Part of: Geldeston Hall (Building)

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