Selection of Celtiberian Bronze Jezerine Type Fibulae


Selection of two Celtiberian Jezerine Fibulae cast in bronze. Each featuring a wide, curved bow embellished with four vertical groves of V section leading to a sudden narrow foot with a perforated catch plate. To the top of the foot is a small band with horizontal ribs, a La Tène spring sits at the head produced from the standard four coils. Both pins rest in the catch plate, now fixed in position. INDIVIDUALLY PRICED.

Date: Circa 1st century BC- 1st Century AD
Provenance: Ex major Spanish collection collected 1970-2000.
Condition: Fine condition, patination covers the surface. Ex major Spanish collection collected 1970-2000.
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Fibulae or brooches were originally used in Ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire for fastening garments, such as cloaks or togae. The fibula designs developed into a variety of shapes, but all were based on the safety-pin principle. The Jezerine type was found across Europe and is named after a Bosnian site. Although this fibula had travelled far across Europe, it did not seem to reach Britain. A constant feature of the Jezerine type is the applied band to the top of the foot, usually decorated with grooves. The bow usually displays grooves and ribs and in some cases knurled.

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Reference: For a similar item,The British Museum, item 2009,5018.78

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