Protection for Travellers, Gold Ring, 390 BCE

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Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Swiss National Museum
published on 23 January 2019
Protection for Travellers, Gold Ring, 390 BCE Download Full Size Image

Around 390 BC. Erstfeld. Canton Uri.

Protection for travellers: This treasure was deposited in a rock crevice in a valley leading to the Gotthard Pass, probably as a votive offering by a group of travellers. The rings bear human and animal depictions that merge into each other to form fanciful mythical and hybrid creatures. They give us an insight into the religious beliefs of the Celts.

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