Lot 222: Roman Enamelled Dolphin Brooch
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A bronze bow brooch formed as a dolphin with arched back, two large enamel-filled eyes and dorsal fin between, ribbed back, flared tail with two triangular enamel-filled cells; hinged pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1203. 5.31 grams, 39mm (1 1/2"). Property of a European collector; acquired Europe, 1980s-1990s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.