Lot 247: Roman Brooch with Masks
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 two rows of ring-and-dot motifs and two facing masks. Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, item 488. 20 grams, 67mm (2 3/4"). Property of a London, UK collector; acquired London market, 1990s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.