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LOT 0793

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £5

Roman Enamelled Plate Brooch

2nd century AD

A bronze plate brooch comprising an enamelled D-shaped plaque with balustered foot below, ring with dentilled rim above, hinged pin and catch to the reverse. 2.34 grams, 34mm (1 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection number CoP9; formerly in the Fabulous Fibulas collection, Southern UK; formed in the 1980s and 1990s.
Literature
Cf. Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Oxford, 1989, item 1612.
Footnotes
Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as ‘an important research source’ by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and ‘treasure houses of delight’ by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd – as a collector, dealer and valuer – can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s.