Roman 'Composite' Enamelled Plate Brooch 024176

Roman 'Composite' Enamelled Plate Brooch 024176
Roman 'Composite' Enamelled Plate Brooch
Copper-alloy and enamel, 8.52 grams, 50.44 mm. Circa 2nd century AD. A cast copper-alloy plate brooch with triangular plates and central bow. The plates are provided with a small knop at the apex, and triangular cells with red enamel infill. The bow is formed with ribbed ends, narrow centre and raised conical knop, the knop with concentric enamel rings. To the reverse, the pin-lugs, hinged pin and catchplate are present. Hattatt suggests that brooches of this form were made by copying elements from other brooch types. Reference: Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Oxford, 1989 item 1608. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, UK.

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