Central European Bronze Bracelet with Counters

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 5043
Provenance: British private collection Nicholas Wright, acquired at Maurice Braham in the 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bronze bracelet with beautiful patina and geometric decoration on the obverse. The décor is slightly distorted which suggests that another bracelet was directly placed next to it. Inside five notches marking either strikes or counters highlighting the right order of application. The bracelets, numbered according to the size, were custom made for a socially high-ranked person. They were most likely worn on the upper arms.