Our Celtic collection features coins, Celtic ring money, crosses, various jewelry including rings and bracelets, chains, garment pins, swords and so much more.
Far from the barbarians with which they were often identified, the Celts had a highly developed society. The basic structure of Celtic society divided the people into three classes: the royal clans, the warrior aristocracy, and the common people, often referred to as Freemen. In addition, though slaves did constitute a small percentage of the population, slavery was generally frowned upon in Celtic society.
However, though Celtic social structure appeared loose and primitive to the Romans and Greeks, the Celts were by no means the "savage race" which the Roman scholars often slurred them by. Archeological evidence has shown the Celts to be an advanced race, for their era. They made use of chain mail in battle and utilized machines for reaping grain. There is also evidence that the Celts had begun extended roadways across Europe centuries prior to the Roman Empire's much-lauded road system, and it is widely believed by historians that it was from the Celts that the Romans and Greeks first learned the use of soap.
Wide Bronze bracelet with a metal ornaments attached on the surface. Light green patina. 700-200 BC (Diameter: 3")
Ancient Celtic. Bronze sword with a flared hilt covered with a double loop handle. Green patina with heavy earthen encrustations. 700-200 BC (24 ½”)
Featuring artifacts available at Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art, Inc. To see more information regarding these artifacts, visit www.sadighgallery.com