Zoomorphic Swan Brooch, ca. 4th - 3rd Cent. BC
La Tène III type, Danubian Celts
Copper alloy; 50mm/10.5gm
Con/ wearable, glossy green/blue patina, cleaned and waxed.
Ref/ Hattatt 5 var.
Seller's Note/ The ancient Late Bronze Age Celtic smith who created this brooch managed to capture the idea and elegance of a swimming swan rather than it's acutal image. This is, without any doubt, the finest example of this brooch you will ever see. Museum quality.