Timeless Galleries are pleased to offer a lovely 1st - 2nd century A.D. Roman Fibula Brooch.
Cast in bronze almost two thousand years ago - this lovely little brooch is of Dolphin type as its curved bow was thought to resembe the back of a breaching dolphin The pin is still intact and is hinged to the head, rather than sprung - it can be seen above, still within its catchplate after nearly 2000 years.
The Romans used fibula brooches as clothing fasteners (fibula means clasp), and are much prized by collectors and history enthusiasts.
A perfectly intact bow brooch from the height of the Roman empire.
Around 6cm in length.
Read all about the many different types of Roman Brooch
ROMAN BOW BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2017, previously forming part of the internationally respected Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK.