Tara Brooch


Angela King
by Johnbod
published on 07 January 2020
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The Tara brooch is one of the most significant finds from the “Golden Age” of Celtic history. Comprised of gold, silver, and copper, it forms a complete circle.

During the early Middle Ages, brooches bore special significance in Celtic culture as demonstrations of status and wealth most notably worn by royalty and nobility. Clergy were also known to wear Celtic brooches. Christian symbolism has been noted in the design of many Medieval Celtic brooches, although the use of brooches in Celtic cultures predates Christianity.

The Tara Brooch is displayed in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

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