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A Small Roman Bronze Knee Fibula (Brooch)

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Price: $47.50
Item Number: CA-13-334


DATE:  2nd Century AD

DIMENSIONS: 2.7 cm (1.06 in.) long

DESCRIPTION: Intact. A Roman bronze "knee" brooch. The surfaces are dark green with areas of pale earthen highlighting. The coiled spring is fitted through a small vertical plate projecting down from a small fan shaped cover. The heavy catch plate drops down from below the fan shaped foot that features a two part ridge and small sharp projection at its end. The bow is simple and graceful. The coil and pin are original. A small but excellent example of the type.

PROVENANCE: Oxfordshire, UK metal detecting find, declared not treasure and legally exported.

COMPARISONS: A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattat's Ancient Brooches, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2007, Figure 193, #91 and #1241 for closely related examples.