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, along with its pierced catchplate, still working after nearly 2000 years. The brooch also displays a prominent turret on its bow reminiscent of the stud of a headstud brooch, indicating that this brooch may represent a hybrid Dolphin/Headstud fibula.
A perfectly intact bow brooch from the height of the Roman empire, around 5cm in length.
ROMAN BOW BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2017, previously forming part of the internationally respected Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK.