Lot 880: Iron Age British Celtic Aesica Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st century AD. A large bronze bow brooch of Aesica type with lozengiform bow and trapezoidal foot; the headplate a transverse bar with pierced lug to the reverse, humped bow with median ridge pierced to accept the spring and lateral spurs with knop finials connecting within a radiating ring, knop finials to the bow and footplate, raised La Tène style motifs; catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, item 800. 44 grams, 47mm (2"). Found East Anglia, UK; before 2000.
Condition Report: Fine condition, pin absent.