Celtiberian Bronze Dome Fibula

£ 150.00

A bronze Celtiberian annular fibula consisting of a square-section outer ring with central raised body with a small dome. The fibula’s round-section hinged pin has its tip missing, however the catchplate is intact. Item is suitable for modern wear as a pendant.

 

Date: Circa 3rd -1st Century BC
Provenance: Important Spanish collection, 1970s.
Condition: Very fine, tip of the pin missing, otherwise intact.
Product Code: CES-09
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The Celtiberians were Celts inhabiting the central-eastern Iberian Peninsula during the last centuries BC, until the Roman conquest of the region in the 1st century BC. Celtiberians were the most influential ethnic group in Iberia when Carthage and Rome began their conquests. During the Second Punic War the Celtiberians served often as allies or mercenaries of Carthage in its conflict with Rome, and crossed the Alps in the mixed forces under Hannibal’s command. Celtiberians’ metalwork technique displays similarities but also differences with Celtic tribes of central Europe, those of La Tene culture.

To discover more about the Celts, please visit our relevant blog post: Celts at War.

Dimensions W 3.5 x H 2 cm
Metal

Bronze

Region

Southern Europe

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