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Iron Age Treasure - Ancient Celtic 5th-1st Century B.C. Bronze Pendant. This wonderful artifact is crafted from bronze, featuring ancient bronze work, a very interesting history, and an amazing bronze patina. The fantastic artifact is simple and beautiful, a solid ring which was once used by the Celtics as currency. It has a gorgeous aged, much desired green patina, it is smooth with a very nice sheen to the metal. The money ring feel smooth to the touch, and is substantial in size and weight. Not only is it a fascinating artifact, but when worn on a leather cord, in its own right, it is very stylish in a modernistic way, The cord is soft and subtle so it protects the precious piece. The cord is black leather, adjustable and features a secure lobster claw clasp. Truly this piece would make a unique gift or addition to any early collection.
Note: Oppidum is a large fortified Iron Age settlement. Oppida are associated with the Celtic late La Tène culture, emerging during the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, spread across Europe, stretching from Britain and Iberia in the west to the edge of the Hungarian plain in the east.
Lorgues is a commune in the Var department in the Provence - Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Lorgues is located in the middle of wineries and fields of olive trees. It is the centre of the department of the Var between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gorges du Verdon.
Measurements: Diameter (outside) 34.50 mm x 31.50 mm Cord (adjustable) from 17" - 19" Extender available upon request.
Weight: 8.80 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Very fine state of preservation. Artifacts should be treated as a luxury item. Can be worn with care.
Origin: France Provenance: France Note: Recently excavated from an Oppidum sit-in a communal forest of Lorgues atop a hill in the middle of the town.
Date: 5th-1st Century B.C.