Celtic 'Astragal' stiffener fragments, c. 500-100 BC
Copper alloy; c. 15mm- 45mm
Con/ Broken and uncleaned. These can be easily cleaned with simple DW soaks, tooth-brushing and a toothpick. Yes, that simple. To bring out the color of the green patina, all you need is an application of Ren Wax, a quick buff and Bob's your uncle!
Seller's Note/ Late Bronze Age Celts; these enigmatic pieces are found throughout the Danube area and were certainly used as trade items. Some are thought to have been belt stiffeners or sewn onto a boiled and hardened leather vest as armor.
These fragments are sold at one ounce each and not for all seen in the photo. One ounce will equal 7-9 fragments depending upon the weight.
Found in Roman Dalmatia and perfect for collecting or shadowboxing. Unbroken examples of these are very rare. Click here to see such an example and how the patina responds to Ren Wax.