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.
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.
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