Neck rings, worn by both men and women, were often seen as symbols of divinity or high rank, while also offering protective powers. Ancient writers noted that the first-century Celtic queen Boudicca, who fought against the Romans in Britain, wore a gold neck ring in battle. Celtic artists often depicted deities wearing or holding such rings.
Found in Mâcon, France.; Emmanuel Manolis Segredakis, Paris (sold 1932); [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1932–sold 1947)]
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