• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 138

    A ROMAN GILT BRONZE CROSSBOW FIBULA

    4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990s.