Lot 38: Roman Gold Fan-Shaped Brooch
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A gold bow brooch with scalloped fan-shaped headplate and eccentrically placed ring-and-dot motifs, D-shaped panel extending to a D-section bow with flange and granulation to the stepped junction, square footplate with curved lateral edges, median cell with lapis lazuli insert, T-shaped finial; hinged pin and catchplate to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 999 for similar. 16 grams, 58mm (2 1/4"). Property of a New York collector; acquired 1980s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition, usage wear. Rare.