Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money


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Date: c. 1000 BC

Gold ring money ca. 1000 BC. Ring in torques form. The body is twisted as decoration and ends in plain pointed terminals. 4,39 g. van Arsdell p. 61, 1. Cf. UBS Auction 59, Basel, 29 January 2004, lot 4006. Extremely fine.

Description:

Gold ring money ca. 1000 BC. Ring in torques form. The body is twisted as decoration and ends in plain pointed terminals. 4,39 g.

  • Extremely Fine (EF)
  • Rare

Country:

  • This type of ‘proto-currency’ is found throughout Bronze Age Europe
  • Ring Money is also found in Ireland

Category:

  • Bronze Age

 


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