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Ancient Wire II

Double Spiral Bracelet
Sarmatian, North Black Sea coast, 2nd century. BCE-2nd century CE.   Village of Davidovka, accidental find.  Grivna (gold and semi-precious stones) and other gold objects.

http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/museums/gim/sarmatian.html

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Private Collection - Celtic, made of bronze, dated to about the 1st century AD.

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Double Spiral Ring
Buranelli, Francesco and Maurizio Sannibale, editors.  ETRUSCAN TREASURES FROM THE CINI-ALLATA COLLECTION.  Crisalide, Rome, 2004.  ISBN 8888540016.  Page 110, item 142.   

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C Bracelet

Bland, Roger, and Lisa Voden-Decker (eds.).  Treasure Annual Report 2000.  London; Department for Culture, Media and Sport, July 2002. 

Pages 13-14 and pages 16-18.  http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/treasure_2000_120.pdf

Up-close laboratory pictures of ancient mummy as scientists recreate his life and times

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Bergen C., Ph. D., and M. J. L. Th. Niekus, M. A. and V. T. van Vilsteren, M. A. (eds.).    The Mysterious Bog People.  Zwolle, NL;  Waanders Printers,  2005.  ISBN 90 400 9663 5 NUGI 644.  

Page 73 – Melz II Hoard, late Bronze Age (1300 – 500 BCE), Lorup, Germany.  Two C Bracelets, one bracelet is plain, the other has rings at the ends.  

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Graham-Campbell, James.  Viking-Age Gold & Silver of Scotland (Ad 850-1100) .  Edinburgh; National Museums of Scotland, 1995.  ISBN 0948636629.   

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Nicholson, Susan M. MA.  Catalogue of the Prehistoric Metalwork in the Merseyside County Museums.  Liverpool; Wood Westworth & Co Ltd, St Helens, 1980.  ISBN 0906367026.  

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Marazov, Ivan, General Editor.  Ancient Gold: The Wealth of the Thracians Treasures from the Republic of Bulgaria Harry N Abrams, Inc Publishers.  1997  ISBN 0-8109-1992-3.  

Page 201 - Decorated ends with beads.

Page 205 - Torc with pain ends - begining of the 4th century BC.  

Page 206 - Decorated ends - beginning of the 5th century BC.

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Williams, Gareth and Barry Ager.  The Vale of York Hoard, The British Museum Press.  2010.  ISBN 978-0-7141-1818-5

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Ogden, Jack.  Jewellery (Intelligent Layman's). London, Thornton house, 2006. ISBN 0947798358.  

Page 62  Bracelets, Sumerian, circa 2100 BC.  

Page 91 Gold Neck Rings, British, Middle to Late Bronze Age ca 1100-800 BC

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Overlapping C Bracelet
Stead, Ian.  Celtic Art: In Britain before the Roman Conquest.  Cambridge;  Harvard University Press, 1996.  ISBN 0674104722.

Page 42.   

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James, Simon and Valery Rigby. Britain and the Celtic Iron Age. London; British Museum Press, 1997. ISBN 0 7141 2306 4.  

Page 23 - A selection of jewelry worn by women and girls in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.  One of the items is a bronze overlapping C bracelet.  Diameter about 60 mm, overlapping portion about 10 mm.  

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Bronze Overlapping C Bracelet - 323 BC - 256 AD - Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos - 1.1 x 0.5 x 4.3 cm

http://ecatalogue.art.yale.edu/detail.htm?objectId=86945 - accessed June 2011

http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/Record/1935911 - accessed June 2011

 

Silver Overlapping C Bracelet - 323 BC - 256 AD - Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos - 5.3 x 5.9 x .08 cm

http://ecatalogue.art.yale.edu/detail.htm?objectId=64572 - accessed June 2011

http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/Record/1932915 - accessed June 2011

 

Neckring with Ringed Ends

Bland, Roger, and Lisa Voden-Decker (eds.).  Treasure Annual Report 2000.  London; Department for Culture, Media and Sport, July 2002. 
Pages 13-14. 
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/treasure_2000_120.pdf

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S Link Chain

Addyman, PV, General Editor.  The Archaeology of York Volume 17/14 : The Small Finds.  Council for British Archaeology, 2000.  ISBN 978-187445452. 

Page 2559 - S Link scale chain.

http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/pubs_archive.htm

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Ottaway, Patrick and Nicola Rogers.  The Archaeology of York Volume 17/15 : The Small Finds.  Council for British Archaeology, 2002. 

Page 2851 - S Link chain pieces.  Page 2952 - S Link scale chain.

http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/pubs_archive.htm

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Dersin, Denise (ed.).  What Life Was Like Among Druids And High Kings (Celtic Ireland AD 400-1200).  Alexandria, Virginia;  Time Life Books, 1998.  ISBN 0783554559.  

Page 90 - S link chain made from flat metal instead of round wire - connected end to end.  

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Egan, Geoff and Frances Pritchard.  Dress Accessories, c. 1150- c. 1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London).  Great Britain, St Edmundsbury Press Limited; 2002.  ISBN 0850058390.  

Page 318 – 320  - Flat S link chain joined in a different manner.

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Fitzhugh, William W. and Elizabeth Ward (ed.).  Vikings : The North Atlantic Saga.  Washington DC;  Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.    ISBN 1560989955.  

Page 179 – Flat S link chain joined end to end.  

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Hall, Richard.  The Viking Dig : The Excavations at York.   London, The Bodley Head; 1984.  ISBN 0371308212.  

Page 109 – Scales with S link chain.  

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McManus, Jason (ed.) for Time-Life Books.  Fury of the Northmen: Time Frame, Ad 800-1000. Alexandria, VA;  Time-Life Books, 1988.  ISBN 080946425.  

Page 72 – 90 degree S link chain joined end to end.   

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Kyriacou, Christine and Frances Mee and Nicola Rogers. Treasures of York. Derbyshire, England; Landmark Publishing (www.landmarkpublishing.co.uk), 2004. ISBN 1-84306-144-9.  

Page 63 - Iron S link chain used for a chatelaine.  Page 120 - Copper alloy S link chain used for a scale.  

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Liversidge, Joan. Britain in the Roman Empire. New York, Frederick A Praeger, Publishers, 1968. Library of Congress Catalong Card Number: 68-15432.  

Page 137 Chain supporting a glass and bronze perfume or oil flask.

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Glass Bead Pendant
Photos of the necklace from the Hon Hoard can be found in the following publications:


Dersin, Denise (ed.).  What Life Was Like When Longships Sailed: Vikings Ad 800-1100.  Alexandria, Virginia;  Time Life Books, 1998.  ISBN 0783554540.  

pages 58-59.  

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Fitzhugh, William W. and Elizabeth Ward (ed.).  Vikings : The North Atlantic Saga.  Washington DC;  Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.    ISBN 1560989955.  

page 120.  

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Flaherty, Thomas H. (ed).  Vikings: Raiders from the North (Lost Civilizations).  Alexandria, Virginia;  Time Life Books, 1993.  ISBN  0809498952.   

page 61.  

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Graham-Campbell, James.  The Viking World.  New York;  Ticknor & Fields, 1980.  ISBN 0899190057.  

page 33.   

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Graham-Campbell, James and Dafydd Kidd.  The Vikings.  Great Britain:  British Museum Publications, Ltd, 1980.  ISBN 0870992201.  

page 161.  

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LaFay, Howard.  “The Vikings,” National Geographic - April 1970 - Vol. 137, No. 4 , pp 492-541.  

The photo of the necklace is on pages 512-513.  

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McManus, Jason (ed.) for Time-Life Books.  Fury of the Northmen: Time Frame, Ad 800-1000.  Alexandria, VA;  Time-Life Books, 1988.  ISBN 080946425.  

page 43.  

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Triple Loop Pin
Pandermalis, Dimitrios.  Alexander the Great: Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism.  New York:  Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, 2004.  

p 143.   

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