Lot 231: Roman Horse Plate Brooch
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A bronze plate brooch of a grazing horse with looped tail on a notched baseline modelled in the half-round; hinged pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1186 for type. 8.33 grams, 35mm (1 1/2"). Private collection, North London; acquired in the early 1990s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.