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Lot 894: Iron Age Celtic Transitional Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-1st century BC. A bronze brooch of La Tène II type with broad ribbed bow, integrally-cast returned foot with ribbed bulb and pointed finial, spring wound tightly on the crossbar; old inked notation 'NOT' to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 733. 20 grams, 43mm (1 3/4"). Property of a German collector; acquired in the 1980s and 1990s.
Condition Report: Fine condition. Rare.