Ancient Roman Celtic La Tene Gold Brooch - 50 BC. An elegant ancient Romano-Celtic gold brooch, dating to around 50 BC - 10 AD. This striking brooch has a distinctive arched bow ending in a knob terminal, the spring with two intricate and tightly winding coils, the pin still rests within its original catchplate. Adorned with granulated decoration and filigree wire, this artefact has the same flowing sense of motion that characterises much Celtic metalwork from the period. In many of its key elements, this piece appears to reflect the style of bronze La Tene brooches, common in Celtic populations around 200 BC -50 AD. The quality and fineness of the ornamentation would point towards some sort of Mediterranean influence, suggesting this high status piece was likely produced for a Celtic (possibly Gaulish) individual of some importance during the later Iron Age. For examples of the style of La Tene brooch on which the form of this piece appears to be based, please follow this link and note figures 8 and 9.
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