BEAKER ERA JEWELRY
These hair-tresses (the basket-shaped items) were originally in gold and copies of those discovered with the famous Amesbury Archer also at Radley in Berkshire. These are made in brass by Neil Burridge. The sun-disc appears at several Beaker grave sites, this design particularly, at Kilmuckridge, County Wexford; at County Cork (the Castle Treasure); and on the top of the raquet-headed pin from Valvery, Bohemia.
Bronze Age Necklace
Unearthed in December 2008, this stunning find is from Manchester. It is an amber necklace - That’s a lot of amber!
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Amber Perforated Beads
The Early Bronze Age in Britain was characterized by so-called ‘v-perforated’ beads decorating clothing, or acting as fasteners. Put simply, these are fat buttons of amber, shale or jet whose two holes do not pass through to the other side, but instead actually meet in the middle. Thus a cross-section through the bead would show the drill holes meeting in a V-shape. His means the surface of the bead is unblemished, and looks good!
In the Late Bronze Age bronze fibula (dress and cloak pins) became common and v-perforated beads fell out of fashion.