Lot 236: Roman Axe Plate Brooch
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A bronze plate brooch formed as an axe with notched blade, scrolled tendrils, ribbed handle; hinged pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1143. 8.17 grams, 46mm (1 3/4"). UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.