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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35

    A LARGE GROUP OF MAINLY ROMAN BRONZE FIBULAE

    1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D. AND LATER

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    Estimate

    A LARGE GROUP OF MAINLY ROMAN BRONZE FIBULAE
    1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D. AND LATER
    Including a fibula in the form of a hound chasing a hare, another in the form of a bird; a gilded bronze mount of umbonate type, with central boss and surrounding sunburst pattern; four 'knee' fibulae, one of tinned bronze, another of double form; four crossbow fibulae with knobbed terminals; another of unusual crossbow form with thin D-shaped bow with ridged section at base between flanges for coiled wire decoration (now missing), all mainly 2nd-4th Century A.D.; four fibulae of Aucissa type, the hinged arched bow with longitudinal ribbing; two fibulae of similar Hod Hill type, all 1st Century A.D.; and three fibulae of 'Kräftig Profilierte' Pannonian type, with coiled spring and forward chord hook, the bow with lateral mouldings and deep catch-plate, 1st-early 2nd Century A.D., some with pins missing(a lot)
    3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) long max.


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    Item one: cf. exhibition catalogue, Die Römer zwischen Alpen und Nordmeer, Mainz, 2000, pp. 427-428, no. 228a, for similar dated 2nd Century A.D.
    Item twelve: cf. R. Hattatt, Iron Age and Roman Brooches, Oxford, 1985, pp. 130-131, no. 501, fig. 55 for similar unusual fibula, with reference to two found near Basle, Switzerland, dating to first half of 3rd Century A.D.

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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.