The First metal objects made in Ireland were flat
copper axe heads. They were cast in a
At the same time the first gold objects were
being made. These were made with nuggets
From 1200 BC, goldsmiths began twisting bracelets, and torcs, or rings for the neck or body. One Torc found had 2lbs of gold in it!
Later designs became influenced by a Swiss design,
which were introduced to
In the Iron age bronze pennanular brooches became popular.
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