1st millennium BC. A substantial iron spectacle brooch formed as a double coil with integral catch and pin. 131 grams, 13cm (5"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection number E4; formerly in the Fabulous Fibulas collection, Southern UK; formed in the 1980s and 1990s. Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as â€˜an important research sourceâ€™ by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and â€˜treasure houses of delightâ€™ by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd â€“ as a collector, dealer and valuer â€“ can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s.