These Celtic rings were made from formed bronze over 2,000 years ago, by Indo-European peoples known as the Celts. Though the Celts shared similar languages and cultures, the term actually refers to many separate tribes that once occupied Western Europe between the British Isles and the Danube River region.
The purpose of these rings in ancient times is disputed. They were almost certainly used as saddle or garment fittings, but it's highly likely that they were a form of proto-money as well. The rings seem to follow standard sizes, and have been found in large hoards similar to coins.
Our Celtic rings have been dated between 800 to 50 BC, and measure approximately 0.75 to 1 inch in diameter. Each has been thoroughly inspected for authenticity and has had minimal cleaning performed.
A modern depiction of Scottish highlanders, a group with Celtic origins.
Our original glass and leatherette display boxes showcase your relic above a custom information card, with a design unique to History Hoard.