Finger Rings from the Balkan Celtic hillfort at Židovar (Serbia)

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Silver “saddle rings” from the Celtic hillfort at Židovar (Banat region), northern Serbia

(2-1 c. BC)

 

Židovar, Banat region, northern Serbia. one at the right was found inside jewelry box and it has engraved human figure with palm branch above the head, and fish below feet

Bronze rings from Židovar. One male ring of hammered thick bronze sheet, and female ring of cast bronze engraved with representations of a dolphin, palm branch and standing male figure.

(2-1 c. BC)

 

On the other Celtic treasures from Židovar see:

https://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/the-balkan-celtic-treasure-from-zidovar-serbia/

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CUI BONO ? – Uncovering the System of Illegal Trade in Celtic Artifacts from the Balkans to Western Europe

Fascinating article by Vojislav Filipovic of the Serbian Institute of Archaeology which investigates the illegal trade in Celtic artifacts from the Balkans to western Europe, the falsification of official documents facilitating their sale, and the ‘respectable’ western auction houses which ultimately benefit from the destructive, immoral and illegal business of trafficking in our cultural heritage. 

https://www.academia.edu/41217196/Cultural_Heritage_of_Humankind_-_Cheap_Goods_for_the_Auction_Houses?fbclid=IwAR1sZUD44VT87oh84fy7Vrnj04xA_JtfA_-Q_4M0plhwr2bR45TVmn5PSHQ

 

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VOICES OF THE DISAPPEARED (3) -Serpent-Head Armlets from a (looted) Celtic Burial at Sremska Mitrovitsa (Serbia)

 

Magnificent silver armlets, with coral inlay, looted from the burial of a Celtic lady at Sremska Mitrovica (Srem) in Serbia. In contrast to other parts of Celtic Europe, the serpent is very commonly depicted on Balkan Celtic art, indicating that it had a special religious significance for tribes in this part of Europe.

(3/2 c. BC)

 

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Celtic Helmet from Giubiasco, Switzerland

 

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Rare example of a fully preserved Celtic helmet – from a warrior burial at Giubiasco (Ticino), Switzerland. Such helmets date from the late 4th/early 3rd c. BC, i.e. the period of Celtic expansion into Italy which culminated in the destruction of the Roman army at the Battle of the Allia (18 July 390 BC), and the capture of Rome.

 

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Resurrection Scene on the Mones Diadem

Fascinating narrative scene on a Celtic gold diadem from Mones in Asturias (Spain). The narrative features the themes of resurrection/ rebirth and the transformation of men into birds – a key element of the metempsychosis process and a common theme in Celtic art. 

(4/3 c. BC)

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