Romano-British Silver Fan-headed Trumpet Type Brooch

GBP 250.00

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Object Description

A finely modelled Romano-British silver brooch of the trumpet type, featuring granular decorations. The head, altered from the iconic discoid, trumpet-like form, is composed of a large semi-circular, fan-shaped head plate. It then tapers into a flattened, ovate leg leading to a knob finial. The head and the leg are separated by two smaller semi-circular plates across the centre of the body. All the plates are embellished with a knurled border and a row of granules along the curved edges. A vertical row of granules decorates the middle of the leg, which is framed by a raised border. A coil spring, held by a central lug, has been attached to the underside of the head plate. The pin, unfortunately now missing, would have extended from the spring and secured by the well-preserved rectangular catch plate.

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

Ex Cambridgeshire private collection, 1990’s-2000’s.

Object Condition

Fine condition. Chips to the semi-circular plates with some loss of granules. Pin now missing.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x H:1.6 x D:3.7 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+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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