Large Hallstatt Spectacle Fibula

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 9th-6th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 15 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 5095
Provenance: English private collection prior to 1990, last in an American collection.
Condition: Intact with beautiful patina.
Description: Fibula of round wire with two opposing spiralled circular plates. Between the spirals sits a double loop. From one of the spiral centres the wire continues as the pin. The catch-plate at the other spiral is formed by a hook-shaped bent wire-end. Fibulas like the present one were widespread during the Late Bronze Period to the Early Iron Age in Southeast Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Italy up to Greece. Mounted.