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LOT 1684

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 140 - 190

Opening Bid
£90 (EUR 104; USD 125) (+bp*)

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Iberian Celtic Brooch Collection

1st century BC

A group of four bronze brooches of graduated size, comprising: a bow brooch with broad leech-shaped bow, rectangular footplate with catch to one side, pierced ribbed headplate, round-section outer ring, spring and pin to the reverse; a bow brooch with lozengiform bow, footplate with catch to one side, round-section outer ring, round-section pin to the underside, still articulate; two smaller leech-shaped annular brooches, pins held in catchplates. 41 grams total, 21-54mm (3/4 - 2"). Fine condition. [4]

Provenance
From an important Spanish collection, 1970-2010.

Footnotes
This type of brooch is characteristic of mainland Iberia and the islands off the Iberian coast.