Bronze Age 3 Inter-twined rings, Urnfield Culture c. 1000-800 BC
Copper alloy; each ring is 50mm/23gm
Con/ sound with hard ancient corrosions (no bronze disease), cleaned not waxed.
From a small hoard of axes, sword hilts, spear points and other artifacts found near the Danube River. Such hoards were often deposited near rivers and wet places like swamps. As these spots were often quite inaccessible, they most probably represent gifts to the gods. The reason that this 3000-year-old Bronze Age artifact is in such fantastic condition is due to the lack of oxygen in the mud which inhibits corrosion.
Seller's Note/ The Celtic Urnfield Culture traded their wares throughout the rivers of Eastern Europe. We're not exactly sure if these three interlocked rings were marketed simply as "ring money" by weight, or were part of a much larger chain. Example of inter-locked Celtic ring money or chains are very rare and rarely seen. Our example of three rings is off the chart and may be unique. Museum quality, our asking price of only $150 is ridiculously low, kids, trust me.