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Late Roman Jewelled Umbonate Brooch

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 524

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 900
EUR (€) 680 - 1,020
USD ($) 840 - 1,260
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Price (+bp): £540 (EUR 612; USD 755)
LATE ROMAN JEWELLED UMBONATE BROOCH

Circa 5th-6th century AD. A developed form of the umbonate plate brooch comprising an elliptical plate with central black sub-conical gemstone surrounded by four flat-bed garnets set en cloison on a flat plate with three concentric ridges; between the ridges a series of triangular stamped decorative lines; pin missing, the reverse heavily silvered. Copper-alloy, gilded and silvered with gemstones, 27.92 grams, 45.82 mm.

Condition
Extremely rare.

Provenance
Recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Literature
Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity items 1064-5.

Footnotes
The standard form of umbonate brooch is a 2nd century Roman design, often conical with projecting lugs bearing inserts. The present piece is in the same tradition but with the inserts on the face of the plate.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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