Jade Koekoe
published on 09 January 2017
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Gold, 2400-2000 BCE. Mangerton, Kerry, Ireland.

Though we assume this gold lunula (little moon in Latin) was a piece of jewellery, little is known about who would have worn it. Lunulae were made in Ireland and Britain during the Bronze age.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the British Museum travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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