Battersea Shield

Date: ca. 350–50 BCE
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): United Kingdom
Medium: Bronze, Glass
Dimensions: 77.7 × 35.7 cm
Description: The bronze cover of the Battersea Shield is associated with La Tène style, a Celtic style characterized by symmetrical geometric patterns (named after a findspot in Switzerland). The metal cover for the lost wooden shield was found in the Thames River.
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 1
Image Credits: © Trustees of the British Museum

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British Museum, Battersea Shield, detail