This is an Iron Age (Celtic) gold plated finger ring, dating to the 5th - 3rd century B. The hoop of the ring is made from a bronze core, decorated with a wrapped gold foil. The decoration in the form of grooved'twisted', bar-twisted effect. Chunkier penannular gold plated ring are known from the Bronze Age, used for a variety of decoration as'hair-rings','beard-rings' and like this example'finger rings' (see'Penannular Rings' SF7547 & 1965,0606.1 for further discussion).
This example has survived in excellent condition, only a tiny piece of the gold foil is missing by the terminal exposing the bronze core. 5th - 3rd century B. 23mm x 21mm x 2mm. This ring is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described.A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. The item "5th 3rd century B. Iron Age Celtic Gold Plated Penannular Finger Ring Size 7" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Celtic". The seller is "wear-the-past" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide. European private collection, Germany