Record Details

NHER Number:7851
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age gold ring or bracelet


In May 1802 a Bronze Age gold ring or bracelet was found in Drayton. The exact location and nature of its discovery are uncertain.

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Full description

May 1802. 'Found at Drayton between Reepham and Norwich'.
Gold 'Armilla' (pennanular ring or bracelet). Perfectly round and plain without engraved line or ornament, the ends delated. Weight about 200g (7 ozs 3 dwt 21 grains). Sold to [1] for 20 guineas.
Compare with (S1).

For type compare (S2) with example from Melston Constable estate. Probably now destroyed.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

(S1) corrects (S3) by R. R. Clarke (NCM) in that object was sold at and not to [2] for twenty guineas. Object was found in digging on property of [3].
Details reprinted in (S4).
E. Rose (NAU), 4 August 1989.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BRACELET (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury. 1802. [unknown]. 5 June.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Drayton [2].
<S1>Article in Serial: Way, A. 1849. Ancient Armillae of Gold Recently Found in Buckinghamshire and in North Britain: With Notices of Ornaments of Gold Discovered in the British Isles. The Archaeological Journal. Vol VI pp 48-61. p; 59.
<S2>Photograph: Arch.. Vol. XVI plLXVIII.
<S3>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S4>Serial: NARG News.. 55.

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