Timeless Galleries are pleased to offer a lovely 3rd century A.D. Romano-British Fibula Brooch.
Cast in bronze almost two thousand years ago - this lovely little brooch is of Trumpet type - best described in the words of the late Richard Hattatt (a recognised world authority on Roman fibula brooches), “The mature British trumpet brooch is, at its best, a thing of considerable beauty and is found nowhere else in the world, other than the occasional stray.”
Trumpet brooches were made nowhere else in the Roman Empire other than Britannia. This particular example is a semi-winged brooch with a small, central acathus on the leg and a pronounced headloop, typical of the Roman trumpet brooch. The loop would have been attached to a fine chain like this example, as these brooches were worn in chained pairs. The brooch is just over 4cm in length.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries
ROMAN TRUMPET BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2017, previously forming part of the internationally respected Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK.