Gold one-piece brooch with knotted bow. Crafted from a single piece of gold, it has an unusually fine and complex fretted catch-plate, a moulded collared knob which encircles the bow, and a spring and coil mechanism comprised of two coils with an external chord.
- 100 BC - 50 BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Europe
- La Tène III
- Length: 75.9 millimetres
- Width: 8.1 millimetres
- Height: 19.7 millimetres
- Weight: 16 grammes
This is a typical La Tène III type commonly made in bronze and also silver.
Property of the estate of the late Count Alberic du Chastel de la Howarderie, Belgium, sold at Sotheby's sale of July 7th 1994 as part of lot 225. Acquired for a total of £3,750.25, being £3,000 from the central reserve, £750.25 from the Departmental Purchase Grant.
Prehistory and Europe
Gold one-piece brooch with knotted bow. Crafted from a single piece of gold, it has an unusually fine and complex fretted catch-plate, a collared knob which encircles the bow, and a spring and coil mechanism comprised of two coils with an external chord.
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Object reference number: BCB91211
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