A scutiform shield boss, domed on the obverse with decorative repousseé bands of ridges and bumps. The boss has a piercing towards the edge for attachment, and its reverse is concave with a central fixing loop.
Date: Circa 2nd Millennium BC Period: Bronze Age Condition: Very fine condition. Complete with a very slight edge tear around the piercing; reverse with accretions.
Repoussé is a metalwork technique which involves shaping very thin, malleable metal from the reverse, in order to create a design in low relief. It was a technique used widely to shape metals in ancient civilisations.
To discover more about Celtic culture, please visit our relevant blog post: Bronze Age Britain.
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