Roman Brooch with Niello Decoration


A fragmentary Roman bronze hinge-headed fibula (brooch). The bow displays the remains of the niello cross-hatch decoration between two ridges, and the foot is quite decorative, boasting a rounded terminal. The pin itself is now missing.

Date: Circa 2nd Century AD
Condition: Very fine condition; pin missing.


SKU: AS-3642 Category: Tags: ,

The hinge-headed brooch was less common than other types, but was nonetheless widespread and developed into several variations, often with a zoomorphic terminal.

Weight 10 g
Dimensions L 5.4 cm



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