Timeless are pleased to offer a fantastic Roman Zoomorphic Brooch in the shape of a dolphin!
Cast in bronze around 1900 years ago, this beautiful little brooch represents Rome's long fascination with animal symbology. Found everywhere in Roman life including their weapon ornamentation, coins, frescos, harness mounts and mosaics, animals depicted by the Romans were often stylised, and represented creatures that were spiritually significant to them, such as hares, swans, stags, fish, horses, and eagles.
Measuring 36mm in length, this piece would make a unique gift.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries.
ROMAN DOLPHIN BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2019, previously from a private Belgian collection, prior to that from a German collection formed prior to 1990.