|Celtic Iron Age 'La Tène' Openwork Mount 022734|
Celtic Iron Age 'La Tène' Openwork Mount
Copper-alloy,12.80 grams, 23.87 mm. Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast copper-alloy mount comprising a D-shaped openwork base with two circular pegs supporting a smaller D-shaped plate with La Tène Style comma-shaped decorative flanges and a central circular recess. The mount is probably a belt or harness fitting, perhaps related to the terrets from Iron Age sites. Reference: cf. the openwork mounts and fittings with La Tène designs from Stanwick published in Smith, R.A. British Museum Guide to Early Iron Age Antiquities 1925, reprinted Ipswich, 1994 p.138-42. Very fine condition, slight strap wear to one side. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.