A finely patinated bronze ‘spectacle’ ring. A single length of bronze wire has been crafted to form two horizontal spirals, which taper towards their centres, and are linked by a central coiled ring. Internal diameter of the ring 1.8 cm. UK ring size P.
Date: Circa 1200-800 B.C Period: Bronze Age Condition: Complete and intact. Beautiful green patina on the surface.
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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