CELTIC BRONZE CHARIOT TERRET RING.

CELTIC BRONZE CHARIOT TERRET RING.

395.00

A rare Celtic terret ring of high quality craftsmanship, dating to the 1st century AD. The terret ring is circular in shape, with a flattened base. The form comprises of two conjoined trumpets, with their mouths separated by a short rectangular bar, used for attachment to the chariot yoke. The reins for guiding the horses were then passed through the open loops. Three moulded circular projections around the edge of the ring are deeply engraved, quartered into cells to hold enamel. The entire body of the ring is engraved with a geometric pattern of cells, originally decorated with bright red and yellow enamel, most of which is missing. It is incredible to think that this beautiful item once adorned a Celtic warrior’s chariot - it might even have seen battle! Perhaps that's how it came to be lost, and then later found by metal detectorist near Thetford in 1982. Celtic art is highly desirable and objects of this type are seldom offered for sale.

Dimensions: 66 mm x 56 mm. Weight: 72.1 g.

References: Nigel Mills, Celtic & Roman Artefacts: C36. Benet's Artefacts of England and the United Kingdom, Third Edition: I15-0103.

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