The Irish Lunula c.2000-1500 BC. Another exciting example of early gold work featured in the exhibition is a magnificent lunula dating from 2,000-1,500 BC, which was found in Northern Ireland on land then owned by the Worshipful Company of Drapers in c.1845/6.
Thor - Viking beard bead - 7 mm inner diameter - authentic pattern from archeological find - bronze - Viking / Dwarvish beard ring / bead
Bell Beaker Blogger: Lunula found in Dorset, England This is a recent find. The first fragment was found in May and metal detectorists have found two or three more pieces in a heavily plowed field. Lunulae were worn around the neck of important Bell Beaker men, perhaps as one have an office, such as a sheriff or a knight. Funerary stelae depicting lunulae wearers show men dressed in the full idealistic garb with pommeled dagger, bow, tattoos, purse and twill kilt.