Fibula appendage
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Fibula appendage

Place of execution unknown
Iberian, third quarter of the 3rd century BC – beginning of the 2nd century BC
Iron, bronze and coral
Ø2.3 cm x 0.5 cm
From El Casol de Puigcastellet, Folgueroles (Osona)
MEV 12745

The annular earring (MEV 12744) and the Celtic-style fibula appendage (formed by a circular iron plate with hemispherical coral applications fixed with small iron nails and capped with small bronze balls) correspond to a type of precious metalwork widespread in the Iberian and Celtiberian regions during the second Iron Age, the moment of maximum dissemination in the use of coral coming, mostly, from the coasts of Provence and Languedoc which reached the entire peninsular coast exported by the Greeks of Marseille. The jewels were recorded at one of the fortresses located on the edge of the Plain and in relation to one of the routes into Ausetan territory. This establishment was founded to control and defend the plain in the 3rd century BC. Its abandonment, at the beginning of the 2nd century BC, has to be related to the Roman conquest. There are many pieces similar to these on Catalan sites like Mas Boscà (Barcelona), Mas Castellar de Pontós (Alt Empordà) and also Empúries.

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