Only four of the gold penannular
rings had ever been found in Wales prior to the 47-yearold's double discovery.
Disc fibulae, penannular
brooches, decorative pins, neck rings, and pendants with solar symbols, following the Roman example, reached the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea in the 3rd century through the south-eastern area of the Baltic Sea.
A total of 11 late-Bronze Age axes - believed to have been buried about 3,000 years ago - was unearthed in Colwinston, while a valuable penannular
ring thought to have been buried between 1,300BC and 800BC was discovered in St Donats.
In cases where geographically 'Scottish' styles from Dal Riata or Pictland may have influenced Irish fashion, such as the adoption of bossed penannular
brooches in the late ninth century, the chronology post-dates Scandinavian settlement in both regions (Graham-Campbell 1975; Michelli 1993; Johnson 2001).
(25) Graeme Lawson describes the Fast Castle instrument thus: A small two-pronged penannular
loop of iron from Period III-IV confirms the existence on site of that most popular of our ancient musical instruments, the jew's harp or trump ...
The heroes with black hair and blue eyes were wearing double dragon belt buckles made from Arctic copper high boots made of unpolished soft fawn calfskin shirts of linen dyed with saffron red ear-lapping fox-fur caps with blue waving aigrettes cloaks made of blue and gold tassels cherkesskas with chest bandoliers of burnished brass rifle cartridges sgians with glass pommels in leather sheaths on gold braid galloons penannular
bronze cloakclasps with inlaid affronted writhing beasts T-shirts with big Iggy transfers printed on them and leopard-skin pillbox hats.
and Related Brooches: Secular Ornament or Symbol in Action?" in The Age of Migrating Ideas." Early Medieval Art in Northern Britain and Ireland.
(incomplete circle) silver Viking arm ring is said to "shed new light on Viking-age activity in Pembrokeshire" in the ninth and 10th centuries.
Other finds, such as a poppy-shaped end from a penannular
brooch and a fragment of a one-sided comb suggest dating to the 11th century (Magi 2002, 45, 93, 100).
She is wearing a penannular
brooch and carrying a small pot, and has various items hanging from her belt, including a key and a purse like that worn by the woman in the Luttrell Psalter.
Also from the largely excavated Kalmetemagi at Siksala only 2 artefact finds from the 2nd half of the first millennium AD--an iron axe and a penannular
brooch of iron--have been discovered.
The hoard, including a gold penannular
ring and three fragments of copper ingot, were discovered in Cwm Cadnant by Philip Cooper in 2013.