Horse Head Celtic Artifact MATERIAL: Bronze AGE: Circa 1st - 3rd Century SIZE: 40mm across. DESCRIPTION: Celtic Triskele cloak fastener, a remarkable artifact in that at first glance it looks like a well made ornate cloak fastener, however look a little further and you can see the that in fact the decoration is three horse heads around the outer frame, with the tri legged triskele forming the centre. Suitable for exhibit or wearing (N.B. due to the position of the fixing loop it tilts forward when wearing), not a problem but pointed out for clarity. Supplied with a simple black hessian cord. CONDITION: Excellent ancient condition, fine mid green patina, minor age/use wear to hanging loop, indicating prolonged use. Professionally cleaned and conserved. Minor wear and use marks,. FREE UK DELIVERY Come with a gift bag, and information sheet. All items come with our 10 day refund guarantee.

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Derived from the Greek word "Triskeles" meaning "three legs", the Triskele or Triple Spiral is a complex ancient Celtic symbol. Often referred to by many as a Triskelion, its earliest creation dates back to the Neolithic era, as it can be seen at the entrance of Newgrange, Ireland. The Triskele gained popularity in its use within the Celtic culture from 500BC onwards. This archaic symbol is one of the most convoluted to decipher as symbolists believe it is reflective of many areas of culture from the time.

A triskelion (or triskele) is a symbol with threefold rotational symmetry (such symmetry means that a figure, which has it, looks the same after a certain amount of rotation). 

Translated from Greek the word triskelion means ‘three-legged’. 

In use from around 500 BC to the present day, and found in cultures world wide. A very enduring symbol.