Lot 126E: A lot of 5 nice bronze fibulae
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A lot of 5 nice bronze fibulae. This first is an Italic type, c. 8th - 5th Century BC, with thick, arching body. L: 1 1/8 in (2.8 cm). Loss of pin. Cf. Hattatt (1982), no. 198. The second is a La P-Shaped Bow type, 2nd - 3rd Century AD, with nicely formed body and well-preserved iron coil and pin. L: 2 in (5 cm). Cf. Hattatt (1985), no. 488 for the type. The third is a Roman Knee Brooch, 2nd Century AD, with semicircular head and original pin and catch. L: 1 ¼ in (3.3 cm). Cf. Hattatt (1987), no. 1241 for the type. The fourth is Bow Brooch, 2nd - 3rd Century AD, with nicely incised body and intact pin and coil. L: 1 ¾ in (4.5 cm). The last is bow type fibula, c. 3rd Century AD, the tail with a cross hidden amongst a floral device, an early way the symbol was displayed to avoid persecution. Loss to pin and catch. L: 1 ¾ in 4.5 cm). A nice mixed group! Ex Orange County private collection.
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