27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A ROMAN GILT BRONZE CROSSBOW FIBULA
4TH CENTURY A.D.
With three knobbed terminals at the head, the arched bow supported by a scrolled crossbar, a decorative niello strip running the length of the body with roundels containing faces and two cross motifs between bands of herringbone design, pin intact, mounted
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long
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