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Pendant made from volcanic ash
DERSB : 5002
Pendant made from fine-grained volcanic ash found at Liffs Low, Biggin, around 4,500 years old.
This is one of only two such objects found in the Peak District. Although described as a pendant, because one end is broken off its exact purpose is not known. There are similarities with polished stone wrist-guards of the Early Bronze Age in the style of archers' arm bracers. It is too finely polished to be a pendant-whetstone, which have been found in Earlier Bronze Age graves, and it seems likely to have been a purely decorative object, possibly a status symbol.
- Who collected it? Bridge, M. (collector)
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)
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