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A Roman Bronze P-Shape Fibula (Brooch)

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Price: $52.00
Item Number: CA-13-328


DATE: 2nd-3rd Century AD

DIMENSIONS: 5 cm (1.96 in.) long

DESCRIPTION: Intact. A good example of a Roman bronze P-Shape brooch. The form is simple, with a coiled spring at the head, the pin (original) catching in a sheath at the foot of the brooch, the sheath then narrowing to a single coil of metal twisted twice around the lower part of the broad bow. The bow itself is narrow and undecorated. Dark green patina with earthen highlighting.

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

COMPARISONS: For very similar examples, seeA Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattat's Ancient Brooches, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2007, Figure 225, numbers 1243 and 1245.