EXAMINATION AND ANALYSIS OF AN ITEM OF GOLD JEWELLERY, POSSIBLY ROMAN, FROM MITCHELL'S BREWERY SITE (1988), LANCASTER, LANCASHIRE.

Author(s): V Fell

An item of gold jewellery, possibly an earing or a component from a necklace or pendant, was recovered during excavations at Mitchell's Brewery site in Lancaster city centre. The terminal was probably made by burnishing foil over a former or core, and the wires made by twisting foil strips and 'drawing' through a die. Semi-quantitative analysis has determined the use of two different gold compositions in the components.

Report Number:
50/1990
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
7
Keywords:
Gold

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