A CELTO-IBERIAN SILVER DISK
This lot is offered without reserve. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALFRED GILCH
A CELTO-IBERIAN SILVER DISK

CIRCA 4TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.

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A CELTO-IBERIAN SILVER DISK
CIRCA 4TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Johan Gilch (d. 1943); thence by descent to his son Alfred Gilch (1918-2013) and his wife, Elizabeth Gilch (b. 1926), Munich; thence by descent.
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Lot Essay

Formed of hammered sheet, the disk is ornamented in repoussé with some punched details with a series of animals and monsters, including two horses, three birds and a griffin, all arranged around a central spoked wheel motif. Open areas within the band are filled with a rayed sun, a crescent and punched dots. The outer edge has seven sets of two perforations for attachment. For the style of the ornament compare the silver neck ring from Chao de Lamas, now in Madrid, pl. 400 in V. Kruta, et al., ed., The Celts.

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