Romano-British Silver P-shape Bow Brooch


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Object Description

A fine Romano-British silver P-shape bow brooch featuring a single curved bow extending from the perpendicular bar. This type of brooch was an earlier continental version of the Crossbow type. The returned foot-plate curves back and is attached to the bow with a silver coil. The pin remains intact, now fixed in place, and extends from the coiled detail wrapped around the shoulders.

Date: 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

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

Object Condition

Very fine condition. Both the catch plate and the pin are intact. Some patination to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.9 x H:1.1 x D:3.6 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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