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Roman Kraftig Profilierte Brooch

Lot 0926
1st century AD. A fine bronze bow brooch of kraftig profilierte type formed from a bowed arm with flattened discoid finials, rectangular catchplate with round section pin coiled underneath the head-plate. 21.30 grams, 44mm (1 3/4"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection numbers KP40; 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]

Condition

Very fine condition.

Starting Bid

£5.00

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Roman Kraftig Profilierte Brooch

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