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1

when was the bronze age

2000 BC - 500 BC

2

What is bronze a mixture of

copper and tin

3

where is one of the largest collections of BA gold ornaments in the world, and where were these ornaments found

the national museum of ireland
they were found in bogs

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why was this time referred to as irelands golden age

because a lot of high quality gold ornaments were found in bogs around ireland

5

where was silver found

the silvermines in Tipperary

6

where was copper found

mount gabriel in west cork

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where was gold found

alluvial gold was panned from the streams and rivers in the wicklow hills

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when was the early bronze age

2000BC-1500BC

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when was the middle bronze age

1500BC-1200BC

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when was the late bronze age

1200BC-500BC

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what was copper traded with english tradesmen for

tin

12

when is the gold disc from and where

2000BC- Early Bronze Age, Tedavent, Co. Monaghan

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what was the function of the gold disc

accessory, belt decoration,sewn to garment as decoration

14

form of Gold Sun Disc

round golden piece, measuring 7cm in diameter.
discs were beaten into thin sheet of gold- easier for decoration, casting techniques involving the pouring of molten gold into the desired shape.

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techniques used with gold discs

repousse, compasses

for the gold dics, a nugget or lump of gold was annealed (heated and allowed to cool slowly) and beaten flat
A circle was cut from it and decorated using the repousse method.

compasses/tracer were used for decoration

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decoration of gold discs

chevrons, concentric circles, dots and a cross
cross, enclosed by concentric cirlces, patterened by chevrons and dots

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when is the gold lunula from

1800BC

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gold lunula form

20cm in diamater
gold beaten into thin sheet, cut in shape of crescent
paddle shaped ends thicker, locking device

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technique lunula

insicion

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decoration lunula

incised patter of triangles,lozenges and chevrons near the ends of the crescent all around the perimeter
plate so thin the decorations can be seen from the back

four bands of horizontal decoration
two pairs of parallel lines with chevron strokes inside and bordered by triangles above and below

21

ribboned torc form

edges of gold band beaten thin before twisting - ribbon effect

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ribbon torc function

work around neck, waist, arms, or as earrings

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decoration ribbon torc

twisting to create ribbon effect

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technique ribbon torc

straps of gold beaten out from the centre to very thin edges before twisting. thicker metal forms buttons at end to interlock

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flanged torc

made by hammering flanges out from the angles of square or triangular bars before twisting

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what was the late bronze age also known as

the dowris phase

27

gold fibula function

gold dress fastener

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form gold fibula

consists of two hollow cone shaped discs attached to both ends of a heavy gold bow

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gold fibula decoration and technique

back of cup decorated by concentric circles
connection of bow with cup decorated with incised triangles and bands of lines followed by another band of triangles

30

where is the gold fibula from

clone, co monaghan