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    Iron Age Celtic Enamelled Harness Pendant

    Iron Age Celtic Enamelled Harness Pendant

    $170 (approx conversion from £145)

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    This is an ancient Iron Age (Celtic) bronze and enamel harness pendant, dating to the 3rd century B.C. - 1st century A.D. The pendant is of a 'luna' crescent shape, decorated with inset enamel, this was a replacement for red coral which had been used in Iron Age harness and jewellery. Enamel as a decoration in Britain developed from the use of red coral and then opaque red glass to decorate metallic objects (Johns 1996, 29-30). British examples of coral decoration have been found used on brooches (such as at Arras, Yorkshire and Wood Eaton, Oxfordshire) and other small items such as pins (Leeds 1933, 43–44). Such an object would have once adorned the armour of a cavalryman, or charioteer. A nice object, intact and in good excavated condition.

    OBJECT: Harness Pendant

    CULTURE: Iron Age, Celtic

    DATE: c. 3rd century B.C. - 1st century A.D.

    MATERIAL: Bronze & Enamel

    SIZE: 38mm x 28mm x 3mm

    WEIGHT:    6.5  grams

    PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

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    Code

    10494

    Period

    Iron Age

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