Celtic Spearhead

This rare Celtic spearhead displays the short, socketed lanceolate blade typical of the Iron Age, together with a thick, strengthening midrib and open ferrule to the socket, which suggests that this spearhead was cast in Britannia in the first century BCE - perhaps around the time of Julius Caesar's invasion of 55 BCE.

 

Many of these spearheads come from pagan burials (as grave goods) or as votive offerings, buried for ritualistic purposes and offered to the Celtic gods. This enigmatic weapon has been professionally preserved to conserve the 2000-year-old iron blade; framed in obeche wood and finished with a beautiful dark oak and bronze wax

Provenance

Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2017. Formerly in the private collection of a Surrey gentleman. Details of the dealer can be provided on request.

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