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LOT 0687

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GBP (£) 80 - 100
EUR (€) 92 - 115
USD ($) 111 - 139

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3

Roman Flying Bird Plate Brooch

2nd century AD

A bronze plate brooch in the form of a bird in flight; the head modelled in the round, piriform wings, flared tail, the wings with concentric incised circles; pin lug, pin and catchplate to the reverse. 5.9 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From the collection of a Surrey gentleman; acquired 1970-1980.

Literature
See The portable Antiquities Scheme, record id SUR-61DAEE, for similar; see Hattatt, R., A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches, Oxford, 2000, p.361, item 1160.