Roman Fibulae and Buckles

 

362   ROMAN BRONZE BUCKLE
         II-III c. A.D.
Solid cast in one piece with additional engraving. Rectangular
frame with a hook in form of a prey bird head and two half-circle loops. Depicting Europa carried by the Zeus bull over the seas to the left, Europa depicted frontally, holding her draped himation in left hand; the bull with his head turned front and exaggerated genitalia. 2.5" x 2.1"
$ 2250

 

 

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347   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II c. A.D
Enameled center raised in two steps. Rounded lobes at all corners incised with dot and circles, two open circles additionally for acute corners. In the panel, bronze divider encloses red enameled circle with white center and flanked by diametrically opposite black glass triangles. The perimeter is blue enamel segments alternating with millefiori mosaic glass sections containing flowers having white dot center within a red annulet and blue petals on white background. Hinged pin. Pin has not survived. 
1.9"x 1.6"(48 x 41 mm).
For the same type see: in British Museum: Johns C. The Jewellery of Roman Britain. Celtic and Classical Traditions. The University of Michigan Press, 1996, color  pl. 13; R. Hattatt. Visual Catalog of Brooches. cat. # 1586.   
$ 950

 

 

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849   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II-III c. A.D.
Rounded lobes at all corners of a square with concave sides, additional lobes in the middle of each side forming another open work square with concave sides and a riveted boss center filled with orange enamel. Each lobe is filled with red enamel. Each corner panel has a blue enamel background decorated with yellow, white and black enamel dots. Hinged pin has not survived. 
1.9"x 1.9"(48 x 48 mm).
For the same type see: in British Museum: Johns C. The Jewellery of Roman Britain. Celtic and Classical Traditions. The University of Michigan Press, 1996, p.172, fig.7.14.
$ 600

 

 

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850  ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II c. A.D.
Enameled center raised in two steps. Rounded lobes at all corners and at the center of each side incised with dot and circles. In the panel, bronze divider encloses two blue enameled circles. Bronze longitudinal axis with angular lines graduating in size, red enamel background (discolored to green). Hinged pin has not survived. Several lobes restored. 2"x 1.4" (51 x 38 mm).
For the same fibula see: R. Hattatt.Visual Catalog of Brooches, cat. # 578.
$ 350

 

 

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139   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II c. A.D.
Enameled center raised in two steps. Rounded lobes at all corners incised with dot and circles. In the panel, bronze dividers enclose red enameled semicircles on each edge and a circle at center on green enameled background. Hinged pin has not survived. Originally there were four additional lobes at the center of each side, but they were cut or broken  off in ancient times. 53 x 43 mm.
For the same fibula see: R. Hattatt. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. 1985, cat. # 570. 
$ 475

 

 

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853   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II c. A.D.
Conical center bisected by a ribbed ridge,  with ribbed base perimeter decorated with diametrically opposed lobes filled with blue enamel with black dots at the center and triple lobes incised with dot and circles. Central boss filled with red glass. Hinged pin partially survived. 
1.2"x 1.2"(32 x 32 mm).
For the same fibula see: R. Hattatt.Visual Catalog of Brooches, cat. # 541.
$ 200

 

 

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851   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II-III c. A.D.
Cross-type composition with diametrically opposed lobes filled with red enamel with yellow dots at the center. Central boss is a solid cube with a green enamel dot in the center. A vertical loop on each arm. Hinged pin partially survived. 
1.6"x 1.7"(42 x 43 mm).
 $ 375

 

 

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852  ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II c. A.D.
Enameled circular plate with four diametrically opposed lobes filled with orange enamel. Plate with teal enamel cross on red background and orange dot in the center. The head's crossbar has a rectangular cross section and slit on the back with a hinged pin. Head and plate are solid cast and angular to each other.
SOLD

 

 

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187   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         II c. A.D.
Bridge type fibula with zoomorphic terminals with garnet cabochons as eyes. The central panel has eight enameled, triangular cells and wavy groove in between. The perimeter of the caged bridge decorated with zigzag relief. Complete with hinged pin. 
For the same type see: R. Hattatt. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. Dorset, 1985, cat. # 583, 582. 
SOLD

 

 

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140   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         Rhineland, II c. A.D.
The form consists of a disc with pelta-like moulding of two lunettes and  semi-circular terminals. At the center is a three dimensional bird with three circles with green enamel. Alternating red and green enamel in the disk; same green and turquoise in between in lunettes, orange in the terminal circles. Hinged pin, still rotating. 55 mm.
For the same fibula see: R. Hattatt. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. 1985, cat. # 600.
$ 775

 

 

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132   ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
         early I c. A.D.
An inscribed Aucissa brooch, with a rib in sunk relief along the highly arched bow center, bordered with wide grooves. The word AVCISSA is stamped in relief above the iron axis bar, terminated by bronze knobs.  2"x 1.1" (51mm x 2.8mm).

For the same fibula see R. Hattatt “Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts”, Oxford, 1989, cat # 1491.
SOLD
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