C. 800 BC, Bronze Age. A beautiful large Celtic bronze brooch made from a coiled wire forming two large circular disks with elegantly coiled terminals. Remains of the catch plate and pin are visible on the reverse. This type is sometimes referred to as a “spectacle brooch” due to the distinctive shape of the coils, which recalls the shape of modern eyeglasses. Excellent condition; beautiful patina.
Size: L:79mm / W:165mm ; 174g
Provenance: Property of a professional Ancient art and jewelry expert; previously with a London gallery; initially from a private British collection formed in the 1990s.