- Museum number
Copper alloy hinged collar. This copper alloy collar is hinged at the back and expands towards two terminals, linked at the front by a 'joggle-joint', i.e. a hooked tongue fastened into a slot in the opposite terminal. Decorated in La Tène style, repeated as almost exact mirror-images on each arm. The basic pattern was cast in the mould, then a stipple outline was engraved around the design and in parts of the background. Twenty-six shallow holes were drilled into the metal, to hold circular inlays which no longer survive. There are a further eight triangular settings for red glass 'enamel', of which some survive.
- Production date
- 100 - 200 (circa)
Diameter: 156 millimetres (external)
Height: 20.90 millimetres (hinge)
Weight: 501 grammes
Width: 31.60 millimetres (terminal 1)
Width: 32.10 millimetres (terminal 2)
- On display (G30)
- Exhibition history
2016 11 Mar- 25 Sep, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Celts.
2015-2016 24 Sep-31 Jan, London, BM, G30, 'Celts: Art and Identity'
1998 18 Apr-12 Jul, Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Celtic Art
2021 May 27-Oct 24, London, BM SEG, Nero
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number