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4087. Fine and large early Halstatt Celtic bronze fibula

 
 
 
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 A very large, handsome, bronze Celtic fibula in good
metal with a fine very dark green, almost black, patina.

A small area of stabilised corrosion on one side.

300mm

Celtic, circa 6th century BC

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Additional information from Renate with thanks.



Some notes about your Thrace Hallstatt piece (4087).

Following 'Gergova, Diana (1987): Fruh- und
altereisenzeitliche Fibeln in Bulgarien' this is a Gergova 'Zweischleifige
Bogenfibeln B 12y
'

Yours is pretty similar to 125 I think (see attached
plate, please).

Some related types in her work have decorative lines on
top of the footplate like yours, but it is rare. The B 12y brooches are dated
to Ha B3, beginning of the 7th century B.C. to the middle of the 6th century
B.C. 

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You will also find quite a lot of useful information from
Renate in the section on fake fibulae and brooches.



Price: 375 GBP

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