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Roman Enamelled Bronze Figural Brooch 1st-3rd Century AD

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Roman bronze-enamelled zoomorphical brooch in the shape of running hound. Very fine, pin and catch plate on the reverse; Private merican collection. 41mm, 4.70 grams.Cf. Hattatt, R., Ancient and Romano-British Brooches, Sherborne, 1982, p.141 nos.126,129; Melchart, W., Antike Kostbarkeiten aus Osterreichischem privatbesitz, Wien, 1997.FOOTNOTES:A similar brooch is preserved in the Colchester Museum, and similarly decorated brooch discs are visible in the British Museum and have been found in Chesterholm, Vindolanda and Chepstow. It is a Roman provincial type used by military personnel and their families.