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Roman Bronze Crossbow Brooch

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 425

Estimate
GBP (£) 250 - 350
EUR (€) 280 - 400
USD ($) 350 - 490
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £288

ROMAN BRONZE CROSSBOW BROOCH

3rd-4th century AD. A very large crossbow brooch fabricated from hollow-cast bronze sections; the arms plain, terminating in onion-shaped knobs; a third knob above the bow; the pin hinged on the rear of the arms; the bow deep and of trapezoidal section, with annular punchmarks on the upper face; the expanding footplate with a medial row of notches between ring-and-dot motifs and central chamfer; the catchplate extending the full length of the foot. 105 grams, 150 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine condition.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, items 1265-7.

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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