Braganza Brooch

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Jeffrey King
by British Museum
published on 04 June 2019

A 3rd Century BCE gold fibula depicting a Celtic warrior. A Celtic warrior with a sword, oval shield, and pointed helmet is depicted defending himself from a dog which is jumping on him, two other dog heads are on each end of the fibula. The fibula originally had blue glass enamel fittings along the sides and in the eyes of each figure.

The fibula is thought to have been made by a Greek craftsman who was working in the Iberian Peninsula. From the British Museum, London.

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