Lot 216: Roman Bow Brooch with Face
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-3rd century AD. A bronze P-shaped bow brooch with returned foot forming the catch, with spring and pin to the reverse; polyhedral stud above the headplate, ribbed bow beneath four ring-and-dot motifs and a facing mask. Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, item 488. 9.06 grams, 54mm (2 1/4"). Property of a London, UK collector; acquired London market, 1990s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.