Lot 897: Iron Age Celtic Transitional Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4th-3rd century BC. A bronze bow brooch of La Tène II type with spring, pin, chord, collar and footplate with flange catchplate to the rear; the bow atypically broad with raised transverse rib and lateral lugs. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 733 for type. 18 grams, 52mm (2"). Property of a German collector; acquired in the 1980s and 1990s.
Condition Report: Fine condition. Rare.