Iron Age Celtic Knobbled Finger Ring
This is a fabulous Iron Age Celtic bronze finger ring, dating to the 5th - 3rd century B.C. The ring is decorated with six knobs, comparable with knobbled "ring money" from the Hallstatt and Danube regions. This example is clearly a finger ring, with the lower shank free from decoration, making it comfortable to wear. This item has survived intact and wearable, with a wonderful apple green patina.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Iron Age, Celtic
DATE: c. 5th - 3rd century B.C.
RING SIZE: 8 1/2 (US) Q 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 27mm x 29mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 6.7 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection