ROMANO-CELTIC ANCHOR FIBULA

£140.00

Measurements: 4.8 cm length, 2.5 cm height

 

Description: A Romano-Celtic bronze anchor fibula, consisting of an onion knob finial with incised detailing around its border, a shallow catchplate, a bow that widens to the head and terminates in a decorated rectangular horizontal bar, with an intact pin. The bow-head is curved with short wings that angle backwards with rounded finials. The midpoint of the bow is decorated by a thick band surrounded by smaller incised bands, below which is a rectangular horizontal bar with central granule.

 

Reference: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

 

Period: 1st - 3rd century AD

 

Condition: Very fine, intact, with traces of corrosion and dark patination over the whole. A small section at the edge of the catchplate is missing and there is one crack to the bottom of the catchplate.

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