Lot 239: Roman Plate Brooch Group
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A group of two bronze plate brooches comprising: one a vesica-shaped central panel with enamel fill flanked by scooped enamel cells and annular finials with radiating knops, pin-lug and catch to the reverse; one a trophaeum with flanking dolphins on a baseline, pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1434. 13 grams total, 30-42mm (1 1/4 - 1 3/4"). Property of an Essex collector; acquired on the European art market. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.