A twisted bracelet from the middle Bronze Age - 3500 years old!
It’s rare for Bronze Age ornamentation of this quality to come onto the antiquities market, and Timeless worked hard to acquire this stunning piece.
Bronze Age bracelets of the Taunton Period (c.1500 B.C.E) were typically of four types: decorated, twisted, plain or ribbed. This piece is of the twisted variety and displays the classic penannular ring shape and discoid terminals common of the age – often seen in the larger Bronze Age torcs.
It’s hard to imagine how the British Isles looked when the person who wore this bracelet lived their life. Agriculture had recently been introduced from Europe, and field systems were beginning to take hold. While much of the country remained wooded, large-scale deforestation was taking place (partly by chopping down trees with bronze axes of the period, but primarily via ring-barking and controlled burns), and it was during this period that much of Britain’s moorland was created.
How strange to think that the owner of this brooch may have hunted bear, aurochs and wild boar in the forests of Britain – deer, hare and rabbit wouldn’t be introduced until the Romans arrived 1500 years later!
Now, this beautiful and enigmatic piece of ancient history could be yours to own. Sympathetically hand-finished in oak. For more pics, visit timeless.gallery/product-page/bronze-age-bracelet
Outer Frame: 37cm x 34cm.
Guide price: £185.00 - Handmade
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