A Romano-British bronze penannular bracelet of typical form. Decorated with diagonal incised lines.
Roman men, women and children of all social classes wore bracelets to decorate their wrists and also their arms (armlets).
Condition: Very good. Complete and intact.
Dimensions: 5.6 cms dia.
Provenance: Ex. Don Lee collection UK, formed between 1950 - 2007.
Don Lee was a prolific collector of antiquities and coins. A former school teacher from London, Don made some remarkable finds himself, including a fabulously rare Wuneetton type gold thrymsa while 'mudlarking' on the banks of the river Thames at the age of 76! His collection spanned thousands of years from Stone Age axe heads to Roman glass and Viking brooches. His collection of coins and antiquities was auctioned in the summer of 2007.
Roman bracelets are some of the most collectable antiquities for sale. Roman men, women and children of all social classes wore bracelets to decorate their wrists and also their arms (armlets). They were made in a variety of materials; particularly copper-alloy, glass, silver, gold and in Britain shale (manufactured in Yorkshire and Dorset).
Just like Roman rings, a significant proportion of surviving Roman bracelets are far too small for an adult to wear. This tells us that they were worn by children in combination with other jewellery.
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