Lot 218: Roman Aucissa 'Wolf' Brooch
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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.