Celtic Gold Fine metal work in the Western La Tène culture

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A wealth of rings

Bern Historisches Museum – Celtic gold and silver objects study (25th to 30th of August 2019) We (Barbara Armbruster, Marilou Nordez & Sebastian Fürst) spent a week at the Bern Historisches Museum to study...

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Full house at the Glauberg

Although the temperatures were almost 40° C, the auditorium of the Keltenwelt am Glauberg museum was filled to capacity on the 25th of July, when our project coordinators Barbara Armbruster and Roland Schwab reported...

EAA 2018 in Barcelona

It was in February 2018, when we started to promote our Session “Precious materials and fine metal work in the European Iron Age – function, aesthetic, and technology” at the EAA 2018 in Barcelona....

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September 2018

Torc from Lasgraïsses (Tarn) A complex closing system This torc with “efflorescences” comes from Lasgraïsses (Tarn), in South-Western France. With a gold armlet, they were deposited in hoard during the third century BC. Discovered...

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New publication about Iron Age Gold!

SCHWAB R. et al. 2018 – Early Iron Age Gold in Celtic Europe: Society, Technology and Archaeometry SCHWAB R., MILCENT P.-Y., ARMBRUSTER A., PERNICKA E. (eds) – Early Iron Age Gold in Celtic Europe: Society, Technology and Archaeometry, Proceedings...

30.07.-03.08.2018, a small but hot project meeting in Mainz 0

30.07.-03.08.2018, a small but hot project meeting in Mainz

Sometimes a heated head is not caused by a heated discussion or some difficult tasks, but simply by the so-called “summer of the century”. And it was exactly during this heat wave that Barbara...

EAA session #263 – Precious materials and fine metal work in the European Iron Age – Function, aesthetic, and technology 0

EAA session #263 – Precious materials and fine metal work in the European Iron Age – Function, aesthetic, and technology

Luxury objects are an important part of European Iron Age material culture. This is reflected in personal ornaments, decorated weapons, vessels, wagons and furniture, etc. This session deals with materials such as gold, silver,...

Grouville’s hoard (Jersey) 0

Grouville’s hoard (Jersey)

A spectacular hoard was found on Jersey, which contained more than 70.000 coins with gold and silver ornaments (torcs, finger rings). There is some great pictures following these links : https://www.jerseyheritage.org/celtic-coin-hoard Archaeologists in Jersey...