Zoomorphic spiral bracelet, Culbin, ScotlandYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This remarkable Iron Age bracelet would have been a real prestige item. The ends are shaped like heads, with enamelled eyes and mouths. The decoration on the coiled body conceals other creatures in its designs. These bracelets are typical of Angus in eastern Scotland, but this one was found almost 150km to the north, at Culbin Sands on the Moray Firth coast. It illustrates links across this area – did it travel on the wrist of the woman who owned it? The diameter of these bracelets suggests they were female ornaments. This was a casual find around 1823, discovered by a man out shooting in the sand dunes at Culbin, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Accession No: X.FA 89
Object name: zoomorphic spiral bracelet
Date: AD 80-200 S tyle/culture: Roman Iron Age, north-east Scottish ‘massive’ style
Materials: copper alloy (leaded gunmetal, an alloy of copper, tin and zinc)
Dimensions: height 89mm
Model: Hugo Anderson-Whymark