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Lot 37: Roman Gold Plate Brooch with Intaglio

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 2nd century AD. A flat-section lozengiform gold plaque with beaded wire borders returned to form volute scrolls, central cell with beaded wire collar, filigree bands, inset amethyst cloison with intaglio bearded bust with diadem; remains of pin and penannular catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, item 568A for type. 9.59 grams, 41mm (1 3/4"). From a London, UK, collection; acquired 1990s. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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