La Tène Bronze Head

Bronze figure of a man's head from a Late Iron Age (middle to late first century B.C.) cremation burial at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England.
Bronze figure of a man’s head from a Late Iron Age (middle to late first century B.C.) cremation burial at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England.

One of three, tiny, moustachioed heads discovered in the rich Belgic grave at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, it bears affinities with a group of late La Tène, anthropoid-hilted short swords, one found at Ballyshannon Bay, Co. Donegal, and another at North Grimston, North Yorkshire, both perhaps originating in southern or southwestern Gaul and dating from late in the second century B.C. The three heads originally adorned a wooden bucket likely resembling the specimen recovered at Aylesford Cemetery, outside Maidstone, Kent, in 1886.

Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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