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LOT 0132

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,780 - 2,370
USD ($) 1,920 - 2,550

ROMAN GOLD CROSSBOW BROOCH
4TH CENTURY AD
1 3/4" (11 grams, 42mm).

A fabricated bow brooch with square-section transverse arm, three onion-shaped knops with beaded wire collars, scrolled loops to the upper face, rectangular-section bow with beaded wire collar, trapezoidal D-section footplate with notched upper edges; gold hinged pin and catchplate to the reverse.

PROVENANCE:
From the Maurice Braham and Lord McAlpine collections; formerly in the collection of Henry Mossop, Lincolnshire, UK.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, item 505.

FOOTNOTES:
This item is accompanied by a positive XRF metal analysis report from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Limited.

CONDITION