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Bronze ring

Original
 
Found: Veenenburg, Netherlands
Age: middle bronze age

Bronze rings occur frequently in the bronze age. In the Netherlands, an example is from the Veenenburg hoard. This hoard includes a bracelet with 13 bronze rings. I don't know yet if I'll produce the entire bracelet. For now it was just to see if I'd get a good ring cast. 

Mould
 
Material: clay & sand, fired

The two halves were dried to leather hard. Then one half of the ring was carved from one mould half. The two halves were pressed together, to get a print on the other half. This was carved out as well. The mould was then further dried and fired. Here the mould can be seen just after casting.

Casting result
 
Here the cast ring can be seen removed from the mould.

Finished ring
 
Here is the finished ring. The other two rings are copies, which I made using casting sand.