A European Bronze Age bronze spectacle fastener or pendant, formed of single round-section rod spiralled tightly into two hair-spring coils connected by a loop.
The loop to the top would have been used as an attachment.
This type of fastener was widely distributed from the Balkans to Greece and Italy.
The spiral is a dynamic symbol, indicating endless movement and in use from the Neolithic period onwards (circa 5000 BC). Bronze craftsmen continued to use the pattern during the Bronze Age, though more flamboyant and flatter spiral patterns were favoured.
CONDITION: Very fine, intact, and exceptionally well preserved. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to the pictures and email with any questions.