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Ivory? gaming-piece on copper-alloy ring

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:43 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Ivory (or a bone) gaming piece, probably turned because it has strong relief. Much damaged, original diam. c. 2.8cm. Back flat, front with markedly thickened and curving rim, indented centre with prominent boss, with little ridge around and bored hole clean through centre. Bored hole in rim stained around with copper oxide. Faussett illustrates this piece with a bronze suspension ring 1cm diam. - no knots. Obviously re-used as a pendant. Some iron stains also near suspension hole on front and back, and elsewhere on back. Found near neck.

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 177

Object ID

M6344

Catalogue Number

M 6344

Material

ivory, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; ivory, bone) (Antiquarian Material; ivory, wood, box)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

counter, pendant, ring (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; gaming piece, pendant, ring) (Antiquarian Keyword; neck ornament)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

coin-pendant

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