Description: 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of bronze bow brooches including T-shaped, Polden Hill, La Tène III, Hod Hill and other types. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987 and Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985 for types. 134 grams total, 35-57mm (1 1/4 - 2 1/4"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection numbers E4,10,13,14,38,39,41-43,54,58,88-91,95 and 97; formerly in the Fabulous Fibulas collection, Southern UK; formed in the 1980s and 1990s. Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as an important research source by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and treasure houses of delight by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd as a collector, dealer and valuer can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s. [18, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.
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