Lot 244: Roman Bow Brooch Group
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of bronze bow brooches comprising: a crossbow type with acorn knops; a crossbow type with two polyhedral and one acorn knop; a Hod Hill type with side lugs, tinned headplate; a knee brooch variant with cruciform headplate, enamelled pellets. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 852, 1231, 1265; Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, item 505. 108 grams total, 45-76mm (1 - 3"). Private collection, North London; acquired in the early 1990s. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.