Ancient Greek Bow Brooch Collection

Artefacts from Ancient Greece are a firm favourite here at the Timeless Galleries.

 

From the Archaic period of the Greek Bronze and Iron Ages to Classical Greece of the 4th and 5th centuries B.C.E to the later Hellenistic Period that vied with Rome for power in the Mediterranean, Greece provided the very foundations of western culture, and much of our philosophy, political theory, science and language stems directly from this ancient society of warring city-states.

 

Consequently, we believe that anything from this age of early civilisation should be highly prized, including this beautiful collection of Archaic-Classical period bow brooches, or fibulae (Latin for ‘brooch’ or ‘clasp’). Dating from around the fifth century B.C.E., these enigmatic bronze brooches may well have been worn by Greek warriors around the time Leonidas I and his band of 300 Spartans defended the Thermopylae pass in 480 B.C.E.

Provenance

Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2017. 

Viking Penannular Brooch Collection

A stunning collection of Viking Penannular Brooches, or Omega Brooches from around the 10th Century AD.

 

The Omega brooch is Scandinavian in origin and often displays the typical Viking 'dot' pattern on its flared legs. Worn by both men and women, it is thought that these brooches were used to cinch the open necks of shifts and shirts.

Provenance

Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities and Coin market, 2017. Details of the dealer can be provided on request.

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