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Roman Knee Brooch

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Price: $72.50
Item Number: CA-13-320

DESCRIPTION: Intact. A Roman bronze "knee" fibula. The surfaces are dark green. The coiled spring is fitted through a small vertical plate projecting down from a rather small fan shaped cover. The catchplate drops down from the bow, which features a simple "knee" and small fan shaped foot. A tiny knick to one side and a few tiny areas of exposed metal showing through.

PROVENANCE: Ex Surrey, UK private collection. Metal detecting find declared not treasure and cleared for export.

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, T171 and T172  (Fig 154, page 180) for closely related examples.