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5382. Very fine Celtic bronze spiral : good provenance

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Very fine
Celtic La Tene  bronze spiral

Most likely from a
multiple spiral brooch as shown.

Of really very
superior quality and with a wonderful glossy dark green patina.

Has old
collection label stuck on it.

Intact, still
"springy" and with a nice glossy patina

72mm diameter

Difficult to date
precisely, but probably Middle La Tene circa  450 BC

Ex Gawain McKinley collection in
France and later in the Peter Sharrer collection.


This comes originally from a
collection of Celtic artefacts found

in the late 19th century

at Chatelaudren in
the Cotes-d'Armor (Brittany)

 which is an ancient core area for the Celtic

The pieces came to
London in the early 1900s and were in the collection of

Gawain McKinley in

If the information
is reliable, and one can only go on the old labels stuck on some of the

then these pieces
may well be from the Coriosolites tribe of the Armorican Celts.

Middle La Tene circa mid 3rd cent BC

Price: 625 GBP

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