Lot 37: Roman Gold Plate Brooch with Intaglio
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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.