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LOT 520

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,250 - 1,750
EUR (€) 1,480 - 2,070
USD ($) 1,590 - 2,230

ROMAN SILVER KRAEFTIG PROFILIERTE BROOCH AND CHAIN SET
(Silver, 46.2 grams, 158 mm.).

Circa 1st century AD. A bow brooch of the Kraeftig Profilierte type with transverse spring and plate with granulated cylindrical projections, the D-section bow curved with flanking projections and granule finials, a collared bulb developing into the narrow footplate with shallow catchplate on the reverse, gilded rosette motif and bulb finial; attached to the outer edges of the plate a silver trichinopoly chain with rosette motif at the junction with the heart-shaped pendant plate with ivy-leaf detailing and bulbous finial; part of the pin lost in antiquity.

PROVENANCE:
From an old English collection.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity item 1396 for the brooch format.

FOOTNOTES:
This form of kraeftige profilierte bow brooch with the secondary projections is called the 'anchor type'.

CONDITION