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'Celtic' Spiral on Copper Plate by thefuguestate 'Celtic' Spiral on Copper Plate by thefuguestate
This tiny piece of copper is one of the most exciting things we've ever found, mainly due to spiral pattern on it. It is classic 'La Téne', what is commonly referred to as 'Celtic'. But the plate was so corroded the pattern wasn't even visible until I shone a strong oblique light over it and suddenly the shadows jumped out at me. Less than 3cm (~1inch) wide, wafer thin and bent almost in two. A very difficult object to photograph! It has studs in the edges that show it probably would have been decoration on some kind of wooden object. If you cannot see the pattern, have a look here [link] for an enhanced version.

From near Kings Lynn, UK, 100-200B.C. From the same site:


The copyright for this belongs to Heritage Lincolnshire, so please do not copy or re-use the picture :)
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:wow:
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requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you find it? Excavation? :)
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thefuguestate Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, there has been an ongoing excavation at an Iron Age temple complex for 5 years now. It probably won't be published for another 5 years or so, but I like to post pictures of its treasures! :)
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BATA4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Greece was colonised by the Celts.
Check Michael Tsarion, and send him documentation.
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thefuguestate Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frankly, the excerpts I just read from Michael Tsarion's book make him look like the worst kind of pseudo-archaeologists, with a shockingly poor understanding of his subject. He cherry picks data from out-dated, populists sources (and other conspiracy theorists) rather than critically examining the huge bulk of published evidently material.

If you want a good (and very controversial) book on the Celts I can suggest Stephen Oppenheimer, "The Origins of the British" (which basically argues against Europe ever being 'celtic'). Or Francis Pryor's "Britain B.C." will give you a fairly standard and uncontroversial view of Britain and Ireland's history.
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