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Roman Decorated P-Shaped Bow Brooch

Lot 0920
2nd-3rd century AD. A bronze P-shaped bow brooch with broad spring and chord, bow with midrib and zigzag borders, trapezoidal footplate with pellet detailing. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford, 1987, item 1246. 6.61 grams, 38mm (1 1/2"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection numbers US13 formerly in the Fabulous Fibulas collection, Southern UK; formed in the 1980s and 1990s. Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as ‘an important research source’ by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and ‘treasure houses of delight’ by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd – as a collector, dealer and valuer – can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s. [No Reserve]


Very fine condition.

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Roman Decorated P-Shaped Bow Brooch

Estimate £30 - £40Nov 22, 2017
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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