Roman Silver Hair Pin with Victoria

GBP 1,650.00

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Object Description

An exceptional Ancient Roman silver hairpin, featuring the depiction of the goddess Victoria. The shaft is decorated in the upper part with a geometrical composition, tapering to a point for an easy insertion in the hair. The winged goddess is portrayed standing on a globe and holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm branch in the left hand, both symbols of victory. Delicate detailing is given to her gown, a peplos, as well as to her facial features. This item possibly belonged to a high ranked woman, who would have employed such pin to groom her hair in one of the intricate roman hairstyles which needed aid for support. Weight: 24.1 g.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Condition: Extremely fine, the metal is in excellent condition.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:15.8 centimeters

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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