A Parthian bronze and iron dagger
A Parthian bronze and iron dagger Circa 1st Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. The bifurcated crescentic pommel with knopped terminals, the waisted hilt with ridged decoration, the iron blade tapering to the tip, 15¼in (39cm) long
Skythian Gold (Sword Hilt Gold and iron; chased. 14.9; 5.5 cm Scythian culture. 5th century BC Chertomlyk Barrow, Dnieper Area, near Nikopol Russia (now Ukraine) Source of Entry: Imperial Archaeological Commission, St Petersburg. 1864)
L’art des Celtes en vedette à Berne
Une grande exposition au Musée historique de Berne montre comment l’art des Celtes a été une des grandes marques d’identification au nord des Alpes De ses débuts (700 avant J.-C) au centre de l’Europe, plateau suisse inclus, à son crépuscule en Irlande, vers 700 après J.-C.
Late Germanic Iron Age "Prestige Swords", Denmark.
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Chalcidian helmet, Ibero-Celtic variant, 5th century B.C. This rare helmet belongs to a group of 17 helmets, which were discovered in a cliff deposit (intentionally destroyed and stuck between cracks in the rock) presumably in the Spanish province of Soria (Castille-Leon). To this day, the type and date are not precisely known, 37 cm high Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction
Greek Macedonian sarissa pike, 4th century B.C. This had to be installed at the end of a typical long phalanx spear poles, much longer than the typical hoplite spears. The size and design of the general leaf blade is typical Greek of this period. Weapons still has its original mounting hole in the shaft, where it would be attached to a long wooden pole
Waterloo Helmet (by British Museum) - The "Waterloo Helmet" is an example of a ceremonial horned helmet from Celtic La Tene culture. The helmet was originally decorated with pieces of red glass, and would have been even more visually striking when it was made. It is impractical for use in combat, and was probably only used for ceremo...
Ancient Celtic art uncovered in 'unique' gold hoard
Two amateur treasure hunters have uncovered a bracelet decorated with some of the earliest Celtic art ever found in Britain in a trove of gold jewellery revealed on Tuesday. The Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs [Credit: Staffordshire County Council] Metal detectorists Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania made the discovery of the three torcs and a bracelet, which may have been made in France or Germany some 2,500 years ago. They were found in a field in Staffordshire in central England in December. "This…