Bronze Age European Double Spiral Brooch
An ancient Bronze Age European large double spiral bronze wire brooch.
Late Bronze Age, Central Europe.
The inhabitants of Central Europe from Gaul to the Danube Basin in the second millennium BC coalesced into a culture identified in the archaeological record by large well defined cemeteries containing numerous cremation burials contained in cinerary urns. The graves were often accompanied by bronze tools and ornaments. The wealthiest burials were those of warriors and princes, often containing finely made bronze swords, spears, and adornments.
cf.: W. Menghin, Hallstattzeit, (Berlin, 1999) p. 107, pl. 61.
Formerly in the I. F. collection, Munich, Germany, prior to 1980.