This exquisite object was likely used as fastener for clothing or a burial shroud. The Celtic spiral is a dynamic and popular symbol, indicative of endless movement and in use from the Neolithic period (circa 5000 BC). Bronze craftsmen continued to use the pattern during the Bronze Age, though more flamboyant and flatter spiral patterns were favoured.
Bronze Age Spectacle Fastener
A fine Bronze Age spectacle fastner made using a single length of bronze wire, crafted to form two tightly coiled horizontal spirals. The spirals, now finely patinated, are connected by a loop and sit perfectly in line next to each other.
Period: Late Bronze Age
Condition: Excellent condition. The bronze has beautiful green patina on the surface.