Bronze Age Celtic Spectacle Pendant 16th-10th Centuries BCE

Heading : Bronze Age Celtic Spectacle Pendant, 16th-10th Centuries BCE

Material: Bronze

Period: Bronze age

Date: 16th to 10th centuries BCE

Origin: Celtic Europe

Condition: F, green patina

Description: A bronze pendant formed of two coils of finely worked rod, with openwork centre, loop between

Size and Weight: 55mm, 6.59g


Features and Provenance: 
From a London collector

The spiral pattern has been associated with the Celts but also earlier on rock art as far back as the Neolithic. It is supposed to symbolise balance, and its symmetry would suggest this. Formed of coils of thin wire rod, the skills needed to have made this at such an early date is astounding. The 'spectacle' design is also seen as a clothing fastener, brooch and in triskele form.  

 

  

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of the artefact and there are grades between

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of pattern etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of pattern etc present, but may be worn

Fine (F). Wear on the artefact and parts of item and pattern etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 21112920
  • Availability: Sold
  • £95.00

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