ROMAN SILVERED PHALERA

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Measurements: 3.9 cm - diameter

 

Description: A small shield-shaped silvered bronze cast phalera; embossed body bordered by dotted rim, bulged-in ring around the central knob on the top surrounded by the wide belt ornamented with engraved wavy designs and stamped triangular dots, two attachment holes on the border; tinned. The engravings were possibly decorated in niello technique. The back is unworked. This applique was used as decorative element, as a part of the horse harness, a phalera.

 

Reference: The British Museum

 

Period: 1st – 2nd cent. AD

 

Condition: Very fine, minor signs of wear and corrosion.

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