ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE FIBULA
Measurements: 5 cm - length
Description: A finely modelled Romano-British trumpet fibula, featuring a fan-shaped top plate with coiled pin spring below, a finely decorated body and a flat catch plate to the other end. Loop to the top for attachment. The brooch’s body is modelled in the shape of a Corinthian column, featuring a nicely rendered capital with moulded acanthus leaves.
Fibulae or brooches were originally used in Ancient Greek and in the Roman Empire for fastening garments. The fibula developed in a variety of shapes, but all were based on the safety-pin principle. The Roman’s conquests spread the use of the fibula, which became the basis for more complicated brooches.
Period: Circa-1st-3rd Century AD
Condition: Fine, complete with suspension loop and original pin. In remarkable condition with an attractive green patina to the surface.