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Roman Crossbow Brooch Collection

Lot 0966
Mainly 3rd century AD. A mixed group of eight bronze crossbow brooches and an iron type with bronze knops and sprung pin. See Hattatt, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches, Sherborne, 1982 for types. 124 grams total, 47-61mm (1 3/4 - 2 1/2"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection numbers C36,47,54-57,60-62; 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. [9, No Reserve]


Fine to very fine condition.

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Roman Crossbow Brooch Collection

Estimate £60 - £80Nov 22, 2017
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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