Roman Bronze Brooch or Fibula Kraftig Profilierte Type 1st-2nd Century

Material: Bronze

Period: Roman imperial

Date: 1st to 2nd century AD

Origin: Roman provinces

Condition: VF, spring and pin are present, light green patina

Description: This unusual and rare medium sized bronze 'Kraftig Profilierte' (high profile) type fibula with high arching bow, bird-like figure surmounting back with linear ridged decoration and single 'knot' beside, diamond-shaped head and ornate knop to end and sprung pin with solid catch plate

Size and Weight: 59mm x 26mm, 26g 

References: cf, Hattatt's 'Ancient Brooches' p325

Features and Provenance: Brooches as clothes fasteners have been made since the bronze age. As skills and metallurgy advanced, so did the size and detail of the fibulae. They were still used by the Romans, as buttons had yet to be invented. This type of brooch is thought to be derived from the La Tene type of fibula and have been found in the Germanic area of middle Europe including the Danube.

 

  

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of the artefact and there are grades between

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of pattern etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of pattern etc present, but may be worn

Fine (F). Wear on the artefact and parts of item and pattern etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: RNC044
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  • £180.00


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