Roman 'Four Headed' Openwork Disc Brooch 020112

Roman 'Four Headed' Openwork Disc Brooch 020112
Roman 'Four Headed' Openwork Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 8.48 grams, 34.92 mm. 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast disc brooch with cogged profile to the annular outer feature. Within, a pair of w-shaped features, possible four heads their necks converging on the central point to form a lozenge. Ring-and-dot motifs are placed centrally and on the rim probably to highlight the bird-head features hidden within the design. The pin-lug and catchplate are in place on the reverse. Reference: cf. Hattatt, R., Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Oxford, 1989 item 1622. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
 
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