Iron Attachment (gold plated)

  No text  No text  No text  No text

No text  No text  No text  No text

Roman Celtic Fibula Fragment

Date Acquired  2004
Location Discovered Balkans
Material  Iron with a silver or electrum part
Dimensions 4.2cm long x 1.1cm wide
Roman or Celtic 2nd- 4th Century AD

Fragment of a Celtic/Roman Fibula (Refer to pictures of complete example).  A section of metal is plated onto the iron piece in the center.  There are six star shaped engraving on the metal plating with a dot pattern border around it.  It is unknown what type of metal it is however as it has not corroded or tarnished it is believed to possibly be "electrum". A natural combination of gold and silver, which was often used in ancient times as a precious metal. 

**Up until recently it was unknown what this fragment was, however in late 2007 a similar "Complete" piece was sold at a popular auction site.**

The following pictures of the sold item, should reflect the very unique similarity of the pieces.

Click on Pictures for higher resolution

No text 

**Note on background. A Fresco from the ancient Roman City of Pompeii. The interior walls of a wealthy Roman's Estate 79AD. Picture taken July 2005.