Bracelet; part of Dawlish hoard

A gold bracelet from a Late Bronze Age hoard found near Dawlish. The Dawlish hoard consists of four gold bracelets, a fragment of bronze sword, two fragments of bronze axe and eleven fragments of bronze ingots. The four bracelets had all been deliberately folded before being buried around 3,000 years ago, at the very end of the Bronze Age.

The hoard was found by detectorists Andy Wareham and David Scott near Dawlish.

Purchased with support from the Headley Trust and Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. The museum extends its thanks to Devon County Council, Refinitiv, the Friends of RAMM and Erin Cox Jewellery who made generous grants. Thanks also to local groups, including the Friends of Dawlish Library, Newton Abbot District Metal Detecting Club and the Devon Archaeological Society and the many individuals who contributed to the campaign to save the Dawlish Hoard.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Andy Wareham; Paul Scott
Common Name
bracelet; part of Dawlish hoard
Simple Name
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC); Late Bronze Age (1200-700 BC)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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bracelet; part of Dawlish hoard