A firm favourite with collectors, Equal-Ended Roman Plate Brooches (dating mainly from the late 2nd century) often display some of the most beautiful and intricate patterning of all Roman brooches, and this piece is no exception.
This type of brooch were cast across much of the Western Roman Empire (although In Britain, they are only found south of the Wash), and were typically hinged-pin rather than sprung. This particular example has been intricately decorated with dots and chevrons, plus, of course, the beautiful geometric enamelling of the central plate. The brooch has a width of around 3cm.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries
ENAMELLED ROMAN EQUAL-ENDED BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2017, previously forming part of the internationally respected Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK.