Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lunula found in Dorset, England

Another one

Dorset Lunula c 1300 B.C. (Portable Antiquities Database)

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.


1 comment:

  1. Date should be 2000-2400BC to agree with PAS database and Beaker attribution.