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Romano/British Artefacts

In 55 B.C. the Roman general Julius Caesar conquered France (At the time the country was called Gaul, and the Romans called it Gallia). The Gauls fought hard against the Romans and had been helped by their friends in Britain. Caesar was upset by their assistance and decided to teach the Britons a lesson.

Julius Caesar made two attempts to invade Britain, first in 55 B.C. and then again in 54 B.C. Both times the British warriors and the rotten British weather made his army give up and return to Gallia.

Nearly a hundred years later in 43 A.D. the Emperor Claudius sent another army to invade Britain. This time the Romans were successful, Roman Britain had begun!

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Celtic toggles/fasteners


Toggles have received very little study .  The ancestral toggle is basically a cylinder with symmetrical mouldings and a short D-shaped loop in the centre of one long edge.

These are rare finds Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD.




British Celtic 'Pierced Bulb' Toggle Fasteners

Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast fitting in the form of a pierced bulb with medial indent extending to a thick, round-section discoid terminal. Such fittings were used as toggles to fasten garments, passing through a slit or loop. Reference: cf. looped variants in Murawski, P. Benet's Artefacts of England and the United Kingdom



Stunning find - Celtic dragon headed toggle clothing fastener - 42.55mm L x 36.99mm H 27.37g

Missing part of the Stunning 1stC BC to 1stC AD Iron Age Celtic enameled clothing fastener

Dress toggle - 1st/2nd century AD- Romano British a variant 29 Hattatt.

Dress toggle - 1st/2nd century AD- Romano British a variant 29 Hattatt.

Interesting early harness guide or toggle - researching it