Roman Silver Knee Brooch

Item Description

C. 2nd century AD

A nice example of a silver knee brooch with an arched bow leading to a small semi-circular head plate and short tubular wings. The catch plate extends downwards and curls at the base, with hand punctured indentations to the head plate and foot.

In Ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire, brooches were used for fastening garments, like cloaks or togae.

Some surface scratch marks otherwise with original working pin and in good condition.

Ref: Similar example in Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, by R. Hattatt, page 334, No. 467.

Provenance: Ex H. N. Collection, Milton Keynes, collected in the 1980’s -90’s.

Size: 28mm long



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