Ancient Art, Antiquities & Ancient Coins

Roman Crossbow Brooch 4th Century AD

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A substantial bronze crossbow brooch with three onion-shaped knops to the head plate, deep bow, trapezoidal footplate with chamfered edges and raised panels with incised annulets, hinged pin to the reverse .Fine condition.Cf. Hattatt, R., Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1268. 42 grams, 69mm. From the private collection, acquired on the UK art market around 2000s.