Iron Age Celtic Crystal Amulet

Code: 10523


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This is an ancient Iron Age (Celtic) crystal amulet, dating to c. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. The amulet is in the shape of a human head, cut with Celticized features. It is made from a natural gemstone, likely a rose quartz from a river bed. At one time the amulet was drilled, either for a rod to be inserted or as an attempt to pierce the stone for a bead. This has been examined by an archaeologist, we both feel it is a very rare and genuine piece from the Iron Age. The crescent-shaped eyebrows are a classic feature on Celtic stone heads. 

 OBJECT: Amulet

CULTURE: Iron Age, Celtic 

DATE: c. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D.

MATERIALCrystal / Rose Quartz

SIZE:  31mm x 18mm x 14mm

WEIGHT:    11.89  grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, France

Iron Age Celtic Crystal Amulet