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Roman - Enamelled Flying Bird Brooch

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 708

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GBP (£) 350 - 500
EUR (€) 400 - 570
USD ($) 490 - 700
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £403

ROMAN - ENAMELLED FLYING BIRD BROOCH

2nd-3rd century AD. A zoomorphic plate brooch in the shape of a bird in flight, its head modelled with pronounced beak and roundel eye; the body a rectangle with transverse ribbing; the wings bearing triangular panels of dark blue enamel with inset white enamel pellets; the wedge-shaped tail inset with triangular enamel panels in red and yellow, each with an inset white enamel pellet; a ring placed below the tail to accept a security chain (lost in antiquity). 7 grams, 40 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine with pin and all the enamel intact. Rare.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, p.174 item 625.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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