In the form of a ring but with a small part of the circumference missing: penannular neck ornaments
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- A different type of Viking penannular arm-ring, smaller, plainer, and rounder in cross-section than the type found in Ireland, is commonest in hoards in Scotland and the Isle of Man.
- There is a trend towards a greater number of small penannular brooches during this period than previously.
- Pins, buckles and discs were all being cast, but the moulds were mainly for penannular brooches.
mid 19th century: from Latin paene 'almost' + annular.