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Julian Cope on Celts: my wild romance

An ornate silver, gold and amber brooch found in Hunterston, Scotland, from 700-800AD. Photograph: National Museums Scotland.

virtual-artifacts: Shaman’s Amulet. Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia, around 1840. The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

Middle Assyrian gold and agate bull pendant, possibly from Ashur. (1600 BC - 900 BC) | A finely detailed bull-calf carved of mottled red-brown agate with gold loop around the body.

Figurine of a Deer Gold; soldered and chased. H. 4.1 cm 5th - 4th century BC Siberian collection of Peter I, Eastern Iran

Gold amphoriskos (oil flask) with inlaid garnets Period: Hellenistic Date: 3rd century B.C. Culture: Greek Medium: Gold and garnet

Gold torque from the Erstfeld hoard, around 380 BC. The famous Erstfeld hoard consists of a total of four torques, which go round the neck, and three arm rings, richly decorated with fabulous entwined figures. (Swiss National Museum)