The spiral is a dynamic symbol, indicating endless movement and in use from the Neolithic period onwards (circa 5000 BC). Bronze craftsmen continued to use the pattern during the Bronze Age, though more flamboyant and flatter spiral patterns were favoured.
Large Bronze Age Spectacle Fastener
A European Bronze Age copper alloy spectacle fastener or pendant, formed of single round-section rod spiralled tightly into two hair-spring coils connected by a loop. The loop to the top would have been used as an attachment. This type of fastener was widely distributed from the Balkans to Greece and Italy.
Condition: Very fine, intact, and exceptionally well preserved.
|Dimensions||L 12.5 cm|
Southern Europe, Western Europe