Mirrors are one of the most well known objects from the British Iron Age. They were made of bronze, iron, or a combination of bronze and iron components. They comprise a handle and a plate. The plate backs are sometimes decorated with complex designs. Mirrors have been found throughout the British Isles, most commonly in graves, and they date from around 300 BCE – 70 CE. In the past mirrors have been interpreted as the possessions of high status women, although very little evidence has been provided to support this assumption.
Our mirror is based on the Aston Mirror now located in the British Museum - dated 50 BCE – 50 CE
The pattern on the back of our mirror can be interpreted as an abstract or hidden face.
Height: Mirror Face - 205mm, Total (including handle) - 335mm
Width: Mirror Face - 240mm, Total - 260mm
Thickness: Mirror - 1-2mm, Handle - 4mm