Early Roman Bronze Brooch

SOLD: January 20, 2015

DESCRIPTION: Intact. A Roman bronze fibula of the "Kraftig-profilierte" type. The long bow has a three-stepped circular boss at mid-point. The foot terminates in an acorn-shaped  projection. The head is of roughly triangular form. The spring and pin intact. Deep dark green patination over the entire surface. An excellent example of the type.

PROVENANCE: Ex East Coast US private collection.

REFERENCES: Justine Bayley & Sarnia Butcher, Roman Brooches in Britain: A Technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection, The Society of Antiquaries of London, 2004, page 148 for a discussion of the type, which is originally Pannonian and probably spread with the Roman army.

Item #CA-13-319

Price $47.50