Ancient Art, Antiquities & Ancient Coins

Roman Crossbow Brooch 4th century AD.

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A solid bronze crossbow brooch with three onion-shaped knops to the headplate, deep bow, trapezoidal footplate with chamfered edges, and raised panels with incised annulets, original hinged iron pin to the reverse. Olive green smooth patina. Cf. Hattatt, R., Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1268. 49 grams, 78 mm. Very fine. From the private collection of European collector; acquired on the UK art market around 2000.Fine condition.