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Roman Aucissa Bow Brooch with Wolf 2nd-4th Century AD

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A bronze Aucissa variant type bow brooch with annulet decoration to the head, narrow half-round cross-section bow; the lower bow and foot forming a stylized wolf’s face with pellet eyes and curved muzzle; hinged pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Van Buchem, H., De Fibulae Van Nijmegen, Nijmegen, 1941, pl.IX, figs.26-27. 17 grams, 64mm.German art market before 2000. With a European gentleman living in the UK. The fibula belongs to the series C of the Buchem classification of variant Aucissa fibulae. According to Kovrig, these military fibulae were produced in specific centres like Siscia (Sisak) in Pannonia.