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Lot 0026
**Originally Listed At $100**

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A petite cast-bronze fibula (or brooch) used primarily by military personnel. It has an abstract cruciform shape with two semi-circular lateral ends, each with a set of concentric circles in the middle of their respective bodies. A solid central section comprised of parallel bars displays incised zigzag patterns which create an overall braided appearance. The verso of the lower body has a protruding integral suspension bar with a lengthy fastening pin. Dark-brown patina on the entirety of this lovely Roman-era fibula! Size: 1.375" H (3.5 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection, acquired before 2000

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Small loss to end of one lateral terminal, and the other is reattached. Age-commensurate surface wear, light earthen deposits, and rich brown patina.

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Roman Bronze Military Fibula / Brooch

Estimate $50 - $75Jul 30, 2018