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Golden neck ring

Foto: AMHAge of the Great Migrations

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum
Hamburg, Germany

The ring is made solidly of pure gold, weighs 281 grams and probably comes from Scandinavia. Such pieces are found as burial gifts or votive offerings to the gods. This neck ring certainly belonged to a member of the Saxon elite as rank insignia.

Details

  • Title: Golden neck ring
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Age of the Great Migrations
  • Location: Hamburg-Schnelsen
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Jewellery (Replica)
  • Medium: Gold

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