Lot 246: Roman Crossbow Brooch Group
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4th century AD. A mixed group of bronze crossbow brooches comprising: one with polyhedral knops, narrow bow, chamfered footplate; one similar, broad bow with punched triangles, onion-shaped knops; one similar, undulating line of punched points to the bow and footplate. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1265, 1267; Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Oxford, 1989, 1676. 97 grams total, 68-73mm (2 3/4 - 3"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1995. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.