Object Description

A finely patinated silver ring. A single length of wire has been curved round to overlap itself, with each end tapering into a small horizontal spiral.
The Celtic spiral is a dynamic and popular symbol, indicative of endless movement and in use from the Neolithic period (circa 5000 BC). Bronze craftsmen continued to use the pattern during the Bronze Age, when rings that spiralled or coiled around the finger gained popularity. This trend continued through the Iron Age and Roman period, which is testament to the timeless appeal of the spiral pattern.

4th – 2nd Century BC

Object Condition

Complete and intact, with some earthly encrustations on the surface.

Object Classification

  • material
  • diameter
    1.6 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
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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
London
SW1Y 4AA