9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 8,125
USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A ROMAN GILT SILVER FIBULA
CIRCA 3RD-EARLY 4TH CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a three-story tripartite gate of rusticated masonry, with a central double-arched entrance flanked by two towers, pediments over the central arches, four arched windows above, a radiate draped bust of Sol between two windows at the top story, the towers each with an arched entrance, three arched windows at the top story, and one arched window in the center of the pediment; the reverse with a hooked catchplate and two loops for the now-missing pin
2 in. (5.1 cm.) long
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English Private Collection, 1982.
Anonymous sale; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, 22 June 2007, lot 189.
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