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Hair ornament

Description

Hair ornament of gold, semi-tubular with a tang for attachment, found at Orbliston Junction, Moray, possibly made in Ireland, 2300 - 2000 BC

Museum reference

X.EQ 117

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Hair ornament

Production information

Ireland, EUROPE

Date

Early Bronze Age

Materials

Gold

Physical description

Gold; decorated on the inside edges with punched dots within two parallel lines

Collection place(s)

Orbliston, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Scottish Gold (14 Mar 2014 - 15 Jun 2014)
    Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

References

Clarke, D.V., Cowie, T.G., & Foxon, Andrew (eds), Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge, Edinburgh, National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, 1985, pp 187-8, 269

On display

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