EXCEPTIONAL CELTIC PROSPERITY PENDANT NECKLACE, 5TH-2ND CENTURY BC
Before the Roman invasion of the British Isles, rings of bronze, silver, and gold were used as a means of exchange, particularly in Ireland. Some, including bride prices, later to be called dowries, needed to be more accurately quantified. These rings fulfilled that need as well as providing a palpable demonstration of value. 1 ½” height. Diamond form. of crenulated bars with a connecting bar below the top. It is not certain how they accord with standard forms but are likely “over the top” variants with highly negotiable value based on their rarity and prestige. As such, it likely was a bride’s price. The silver surface restored and on a modern sterling silver chain for contemporary wear.