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Celtic Gold Kolben Bracelet

Antiquities - Celtic Iron Age


LOT 540

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,200 - 4,800
EUR (€) 4,750 - 5,430
USD ($) 5,860 - 6,700
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £5,290

CELTIC GOLD KOLBEN BRACELET

Circa 4th-7th century AD. A heavy gold bracelet, circular in section, formed from a cast rod; penannular in plan with sharply clubbed terminals; a slight thickening of the band opposite the opening. Gold, 175 grams, 93 mm.

Condition
Cleaned and in extremely fine condition.

Provenance
From an old English collection formed in the 1970's.

Literature
See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period: Europe Without Borders, item 0.4.4.

Footnotes
The clubbed terminals serve to strengthen the exposed ends of the rod and to prevent the bracelet from slipping or rotating on the wearer's wrist. Likewise, the thickened rear section helps the bracelet to grip.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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