Roman or Celtic?

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Roman or Celtic?

Post by hartsman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:31 pm

Any ideas on this please, it looks like it has been enamelled. Found with Exp II on winter wheat.
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Re: Roman or Celtic?

Post by liamnolan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:01 pm

I am in the same mind as yourself! Looks like some sort of belt fitting, so I would lean towards Roman, though that type of artwork shouts Celtic! Can you do another pic to show the other side?
Very beautiful bit of ancient history, well saved for us to admire again, thanks for sharing, is that machine heavy to swing over the field? I think I used one ages ago and really felt the weight, cheers, Liam ::g
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Re: Roman or Celtic?

Post by hartsman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks for the input Liam, I have done a pic of both sides and a side on one. I don't find the machine heavy as I am a great big lummox and I have heard that your arm can wither away if you use one of those Fairy wands. :D
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Re: Roman or Celtic?

Post by Dave The Slave » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Nice find. More the better when there is some surviving enamelling.
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Re: Roman or Celtic?

Post by liamnolan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 pm

hartsman wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Thanks for the input Liam, I have done a pic of both sides and a side on one. I don't find the machine heavy as I am a great big lummox and I have heard that your arm can wither away if you use one of those Fairy wands. :D
Oops, I had not scrolled down rl;
The enamel will occasionally become unseated if dried out so very gentle cleaning is in order, I found a very similar roman mount with triangular enamel sections and they are still intact thankfully, Liam ::g
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Re: Roman or Celtic?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:25 pm

Lovely item. I can’t help with the ID but please do show it to the FLO ::g
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Re: Roman or Celtic?

Post by Easylife » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:17 am

It may have been bent over double by the plough? But if not what would have decoration on both sides? x;
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