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The Braganza Brooch, Hellenistic, 250-200 BC. This gold brooch (fibula) was made by a Greek or Greek trained jeweller for a Celtic prince on the Iberian peninsula. It bears the figure of a naked warrior wearing a Celtic helmet and carrying a Celtic shield. Some Iberian fibulae of the same form, but in silver, are decorated with a warrior on horseback, accompanied by hunting dogs.

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The Braganza Brooch, Hellenistic, 250-200 BC.  This gold brooch (fibula) was made by a Greek or Greek trained jeweller for a Celtic prince on the Iberian peninsula.  It bears the figure of a naked warrior wearing a Celtic helmet and carrying a Celtic shield.  Some Iberian fibulae of the same form, but in silver, are decorated with a warrior on horseback, accompanied by hunting dogs.