barbucomedie: Gold Tubular Collar from Lough …

barbucomedie:

Gold Tubular Collar from Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland dated to the 1st Century BCE on display at the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology in Dublin

This tubular collar as well as a miniature boat, cauldron, two neck chains and a pair of twisted collars (torcs) were found on the ancient shore of Lough Foyle in County Derry. The sea god

Manannán mac Lir was associated with Lough Foyle and the objects are thought to be offerings to the god. The decoration on the tubular collar appears to include a highly stylised horse, an animal that is especially associated with

Manannán mac Lir.

Photographs taken by myself