Gold lunula, Cruggleton

Cruggleton, Garlieston
Two pieces from a sheet gold collar or lunula.  The gold sheet has been decorated with a punched decoration of lines and dots.  Lunulae were precious objects, probably worn as symbols of wealth and power.   These two pieces, which make up about one third of the original collar, were found by a metal detectorist.  They were both crunched up into balls.  Archaeological examination of the find spot failed to recover any other fragments or related objects.  A complete lunula found at Auchentaggart, Sanquhar is in the National Museum of Scotland.
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SMAH 093
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Cruggleton, Garlieston
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Accession number :
WIWMS 2012.20
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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