Ancient Roman Animal Brooches for Sale
Brooches were worn by the native British people before the Roman invasion. This means that brooches of the Roman period in Britain show a mixture of both British and Classical styles. Brooches were not just for decoration. They also had a practical use of securing clothing, in particular cloaks and tunics, and worked in a similar way to modern day safety pins. This meant that brooches were worn by both male and female as both sexes would have needed to secure their clothes. Popular animal shapes included birds, hares, hounds, horses and fish. Many of these animals are thought to have had symbolic importance during the Roman period.
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