Bronze Age Miniature Votive Shield

GBP 265.00

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Object Description

A bronze flat discoid miniature shield with a U-shaped grip to the underside. An unusual and rare item of a likely votive character since it is too large in diameter for a button or a stud. The offering of miniature weapons at shrines or in a body of water, such as lakes, springs, rivers and bogs, was a common practice amongst the Celtic peoples before and after the Roman conquest. They are possibly associated with success in war or the appeasement of a warrior deity for good harvest or health.

Object Condition

Very fine.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:6 x centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James