London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
A West & Son archaeological brooch of Wicklow Gold
modelled after Irish later Bronze age (8th-7th century B.C.) finds variously described as dress fasteners or currency, with two dished engraved plates joined by a reeded bridge, the reverse engraved West & Son, Wicklow Gold.
See plate 4
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For illustrations and discussion of original examples refer Seven Thousand Years of Jewellery edited by Hugh Tait, chapter 4.
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