Large Iron-Age Spectacle Fibula

GBP 1,950.00

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Object Description

A remarkable spectacle fibula dating to the Early Iron Age. The fibula is made of a continuous bronze wire wound in different directions forming two spirals. The wire gradually tapers in towards the centre, leading the eye inward. On the reverse, one end of the wire would have curved upward to form the pin, which is now missing, while the other end twists upwards to catch and secure the pin. From archaeological evidence, such fibulae were pinned on each shoulder to hold the garment.

Object Condition

Excellent condition. The piece is mostly whole except for the missing pin. The surface is covered with blue-green patination. The fibula is mounted onto a custom-made stand.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:20.1 x H:17.3 centimeters
  • year
    Circa 11th–7th century BC
  • diameter
    10cm (diameter of each spiral) centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

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

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