Celtic Cosmetic Grinder Set, Bronze, East Anglia, 1st century BC. These so-called "woad grinders" are exclusively British. Sometimes found in female graves, they were hung around the neck so as to be available for quick make-up touch-ups. Their function remained a mystery until the 1970s when attached residue was analyzed.
Penannular brooches were commonly used from early Celtic times and were adopted by some Roman and used right through to the Medieval period. Its advantage was its size and the large pin that could securely fix a heavy cloak. Many, such as these found in our kits are made of iron, while some were made of silver and gold
A fine Celtic Bronze Belt Buckle, La Tene, ca 4th century BC