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Lot 0192
**Originally Listed At $1200**

Central Europe, Celtic people, ca. 1st millennium BCE. Thirty-one vertical bronze decorative strips, each cast into a form of repeated discs and bars, with a decorative clasp in two halves. These have been strung together using a modern cord, with modern cylindrical beads used as spacers to form the original belt shape. Celtic warriors were frequently buried with belt sets and long spears, that, alongside deliberately bent swords, had been ritually destroyed before being placed into the grave with cremated remains. For the bronze of this example to survive in such nice condition is remarkable! Size: 25.15" W x 2.15" H (63.9 cm x 5.5 cm)

Provenance: private California, USA collection

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The bronze belt components have been restrung using modern cord and beads. Two of the vertical bars are in two pieces and two others have been repaired from two pieces. A few others have tiny losses. One end of the clasp has also been repaired from two pieces.

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Rare / Intricate Celtic Bronze Belt

Estimate $1,800 - $2,700Oct 17
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Louisville, CO, USA