Gold Neck Ring

Date: 5th century

Culture: East Germanic

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: Overall: 5 13/16 x 1/4 in. (14.7 x 0.6 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Gold

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1927

Accession Number: 27.122.16


Both men and women wore neck rings. The considerable weight of this piece—101.5 grams—indicates that it probably belonged to someone of high status.