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Earring: M.2-1919

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold. The ring is oval shaped, formed by a piece of thick circular gold wire, the two ends of which do not quite meet. At one end there is an open-work interlace pattern surrounding it.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Width: 3.6 cm
Width: 1 1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-12-02) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


5th Century-6th Century#
Circa 450 - 600


A common type found in the Ukraine, Hungary, Italy and France. It would orginally have been set with precious stones.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1919
Primary reference Number: 118997
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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