Object of Desire

A 3,000-year-old solid gold Celtic bracelet - believed to be the only one of its type in private ownership - comes fresh to the market.

27th April, 2013
This 3,000-year-old solid gold Celtic bracelet will go on sale at Christie's London on May 2.

This 3,000-year-old solid gold Celtic bracelet - believed to be the only one of its type in private ownership - comes fresh to the market. Fashioned from more than half a kilo of high-purity gold, the design is indicative of the technological advancements of the Iron Age.

The new use of iron around 1,000 BC brought huge benefits to the goldsmith. Furnaces capable of achieving the high temperatures necessary for iron production gave craftsmen the...

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