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Lot 218: Roman Aucissa 'Wolf' Brooch

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 1st century AD. A substantial bronze Aucissa type bow brooch with pointillé decoration to the bow; the lower bow and foot forming a stylised wolf's face with pellet eyes and curved muzzle; hinged pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 834 for type. 69 grams, 89mm (3 1/2"). Property of a European collector; acquired Europe, 1980s-1990s.

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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