LARGE BRONZE AGE SPECTACLE FASTENER

£425.00

Measurements: 12.5 cm - length

 

Description: An European Bronze Age copper alloy spectacle fastener, likely a fastener or pendant; formed of a square-sectioned rod spiralled tightly into two hair-spring coils connected by loop, on face side the protruding edge of rod is barbed. The shape resembles spectacles from where the name of this type of ornament originates. May have been a part of a complex fibula or other adornment like a bracelet. This type of fastener was widely distributed from the Balkans to Greece and Italy.

 

Reference: The British Museum

 

Period: 800-500 BC

 

Condition: Very fine, intact, and exceptionally well preserved.

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