The Bronze Age European spiral metal handcrafts are unique to their culture and represent stunning ancient aesthetic art as well as craftsmanship. From massive ankle and wrist decorations to small appliqués, the spiral ornamentation permeated much of the body adornment of Central Europe during the Mid to Late Bronze Age. This is a beautiful museum-grade original large spiral pin ornament from this culture. Wealthy class ancient burials only included one or at most, two of these pins, this example being of maximum size. An ancient break exists between the two large spirals but it is otherwise in choice preservation, being complete with superb patina. This is an impressive and supreme example of Europe's Bronze Age art interpretation and jewelry style. Antiquities like these are surely to appreciate in the years to come as all countries that such treasures could once be found have long since instituted strict laws prohibiting their prospecting and digging of any new finds.
Unlike most metal artifacts sold on the market that are untreated and uncleaned, our specimens our properly cleaned, inspected and conserved in our museum conservation lab prior to being offered for sale to our clients. If ancient metal is NOT treated and stabilized correctly, IT WILL CONTINUE TO DISINTEGRATE AND CORRODE, AND COULD EVENTUALLY FALL APART.