Celtic Iron Age 'Hallstatt Style' Belt Fastener 026148

Celtic Iron Age 'Hallstatt Style' Belt Fastener 026148
Rare Celtic Iron Age 'Hallstatt Style' Belt Fastener
Copper-alloy, 161 grams, 220 mm including stand. 8th-6th century BC. A cast belt fitting with articulated loop. The main body of the strap is provided with lateral flanges and a central carinated ridge. The outer end is coiled over the rear bar of a hollow-cast belt-loop with notched detailing to the outer face. At the outer end the strap is provided with incised hatching to the coiled element, geometric punched-point motifs and three discoid studs, each with ring-and-dot ornament. There are two smaller rivets at the inner end. Reference: cf. detailed belt plate suite from Singen am Hohentwiel in Mueller, F. Art of the Celts, Stuttgart, 2009 item 6.1. Very fine condition with a custom-made display stand. Provenance: property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

£650.00  
  

This item is accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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