ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE ENAMELLED PLATE BROOCH

£100.00

Measurements: 3.3 cm – diameter

 

Description: An elegant Ancient Roman bronze plate fibula or brooch, featuring two bands of insert enamel, the outer band white and the inner dark blue, circling around a central protruding cone and with six outward lugs. Catch plate and original pin to the back.  

 

This model of fibula, occurring with many variations, was extremely widespread across all the Roman Empire during the first few centuries AD. Brooches were common items of everyday use and they could vary in design between extremely elaborate objects, jewel like crafts, to simpler and more affordable options.

 

Period: 1st – 3rd century AD

 

Condition: Very fine, intact, large part of the original enamel inlays is still present and vivid in colour.

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