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Roman Bronze Bird Brooches

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 423

Estimate
GBP (£) 150 - 200
EUR (€) 170 - 230
USD ($) 210 - 280
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Price (+bp): £135 (EUR 153; USD 187)
ROMAN BRONZE BIRD BROOCHES

1st-2nd century AD. Three cast bronze aviform brooches comprising: a bird-in-flight brooch with spring mechanism in its tail, punched triangle border to wings and tail; a bird at rest brooch with spring mechanism beneath its tail; a swan or goose with recurved neck, the beak joined to the bird's back. 9.02 grams, 35 mm; 6.62 grams, 30 mm; 8.65 grams, 31 mm. [3]

Condition
Very fine condition, two with pins. Rare.

Literature
Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, no.1637; Brooches of Antiquity, nos. 1157, 1159.

Footnotes
The swan with recurved neck is an unusual form, not recorded in Hattatt.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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