U Number : 10599D
Description (Catalog Card) : Tomb Group. (A) Beads of lapis, gold and carnelian. (B) Gold finger ring, hoop of thin metal 5mm, wide with 4 strands of cable pattern. The example shows the process of manufacture. The ring is really a spiral made of flattened gold wire: after the completion of the 1st ring the wire is twisted so that the next 4 hoops show a cable pattern: enough of the wire is left untwisted to form the last hoop & so give another plain edging. The whole was then fused into a single band: in this case the fusing is incomplete & the process is thereby explained. (C) Silver pin with lapis ball head. L 0165 (D) Cockle shells containing paint.