Bronze Age Celtic Cloak Clasp, c. 9th-3rd Cent BC?
Copper alloy; 45mm/7.9gm
Con/ Like 'as cast', beautiful dark bronze patina with green high-lights
Seller's Note/ The ancient Celts loved sinuous forms and the smith who created this remarkably elegant and beautiful clasp was no exception.
Here's how it worked: the smaller end was sewn/afixed to one side of the cloak and toggle (not a button) was sewn to the other side of the cloak. The toggle was then used to close the clasp.
Very rare in any condition. If you're not familar with a toggle, please click the 'images' tab above for an example.