Bronze Age Ring Bar

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 1600-1200 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 13.6 cm in diameter; 1056 gram
Price: 900 Euro
Ref: 5226
Provenance: Southern German private collection, acquired between 1970 and 1990. Thence with Hermann Historica auctions in Munich on 13 November 2019, lot 1773.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large and heavy bronze ring bar in form of a bracelet. The massive cast hoop broadens towards the ends. The ends themselves are rolled outwards. The hoop, which weighs over a kilogram, probably served as a kind of means of exchange or payment. As a raw material it could be used for further processing for a weapon, jewellery, or tool.