Celtic La Tene Period Bronze Bow Fibula

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Object Description

An extremely fine and well-preserved example of a Celtic bow fibula, cast in bronze and featuring a highly bent bow, a raised head, sitting on the brooch’s bow, and an intact original pin. The raised head of this fibula recalls a specific type of Celtic La Tène period fibulae, known as dragon type. The heads of such fibulae have been interpreted as stylised dragon heads.

Date: Circa 3rd-1st Century BC

Object Literature

For a similar item, The British Museum 1872,0604.805

Object Condition

Extremely fine, light green patina to the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:2.5 centimeters

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