Roman 'Polychrome' Enamelled Fastener 023182

Roman 'Polychrome' Enamelled Fastener 023182
Roman 'Polychrome' Enamelled Fastener
Copper-alloy, 4.66 grams, 27.77 mm. 2nd century AD. A cast copper-alloy fastener comprising a lozengiform plate and two T-shaped pegs to the rear. The plate has a round central hole and surround; the field is divided into alternating blue and white enamel cells with recesses for additional circular studs. The points of the lozenge are provided with radiating knops. The underside of the rear pegs are knurled for grip. The fastener imitates the form of a class of 2nd century Roman lozenge plate brooches but lacks the central raised panel, which was probably attached by means of a stud passing through the central hole. Reference: Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Oxford, 1989 item 1586-7. Good very fine condition. Provenance: found Wiltshire, UK.


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