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A Roman bronze crossbow fibula (brooch) with traces of gilding to the underside. The brooch has a top spring, high arched bow, and a short foot, with original pin.

 

Circa 3rd century AD.

 

Complete and intact with good metalwork.

Height 6.2 cms (2.4 ins).

 

An interesting brooch, displaying elements of the earlier P-shaped brooch forms, but in essence an undeveloped type of crossbow brooch which went on to become very popular and more substantial type, with onion-shaped terminals, in the 4th century.

Roman early crossbow fibula brooch

SKU: K315
£120.00Price