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Celtic 'La Tene Trumpets' Chatelaine Brooch Top 020531

Celtic 'La Tene Trumpets' Chatelaine Brooch Top
Copper-alloy and enamel, 26.57 grams, 41.12 mm. 2nd century AD. A Romano-British high-status brooch type, with pierced lugs at both sides on the lower edge, through which passed a rod to which small toilet articles were attached. The present example has a D-sjaped headplate with symmetrically placed reserved La Tčne trumpet motifs against a dark blue enamel field. At the top of the brooch is a pierced lug for attachment to a securing pin, whereas the majority of examples have pin-lugs and catchplat cast on the reverse, and a decorated disc surmounting the headplate. Reference: cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987 items 1081-3 with geometric, Roman-derived decoration. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£175.00

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Celtic 'La Tene Trumpets' Chatelaine Brooch Top 020531
Early Celtic 'Dragonesque' Brooch 012709

Excessively Rare Early Celtic 'Dragonesque' Brooch
Copper-alloy, 14.28 grams, 62.34 mm. Mid 1st century AD. A rare example of an unusually large and wide bodied Romano-British Dragonesque brooch. The body is decorated with three red stone or coral beads held in place by a thin metal border, some of which is still intact. The neck is long and round in section with a large flat head terminal detailed with a stone or coral bead held in by a large rivet. Ref: for type only see Ancient and Romano-British Brooches by Richard Hattatt, page 157. A rare piece, one head lost in antiquity otherwise in very fine condition. Found Gisburn, Lancashire 2003.
£650.00

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Early Celtic 'Dragonesque' Brooch 012709
Celtic 'West Brigantian' Dragonesque Brooch 019026

Celtic 'West Brigantian' Dragonesque Brooch
Copper-alloy, 5.26 grams, 38.01 mm. 1st-2nd century AD. A cast dragonesque plate brooch of West Brigantian type with the chin connected to the chest. The tail and head feature raised elliptical bosses. The loop of the pin is still attached round the neck, and most of the slander shaft survives. Reference: Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987 item 1025. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Yorkshire, England.
£180.00

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Celtic 'West Brigantian' Dragonesque Brooch 019026


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