Italic Bronze Double Spectacle Brooch


A bronze spectacle brooch, made from a single length of round wire worked into two tightly-wound coils. The coils are linked by an intermediary figure-of-eight shaped coil. The brooch is supplied with a purpose-made stand.

Date: Circa 8th - 7th Century BC
Period: Bronze Age
Condition: Fine condition with minor accretions; fine patination; rear pins and catchplate missing.


SKU: AS-3406 Category: Tags: ,

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, though more flamboyant and flatter spiral patterns were favoured.

To discover more about spirals in Celtic culture, please visit our relevant blog post: The Symbolism of the Spiral in Celtic Imagery.

Weight 261 g
Dimensions W 13.3 cm


Time Period


Reference: Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 37.11.18.

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