Lot 315: Roman Bird-Headed Pin Group
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-4th century AD. A pair of bronze dress pins comprising: one with round-section shank, square-section balustered block, finial of addorsed bird-heads with enamelled eyes; one a truncated shaft with ribbed block and stylised bird modelled in the round supporting across on the head. 18 grams total, 70-125mm (2 3/4 - 5"). Property of an Essex, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. [2, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition, one shank absent.