A LARGE GROUP OF EUROPEAN BRONZE FIBULAE
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C./6TH CENTURY A.D.
Including a Visigothic bow fibula, its semicircular head with five projections, lozenge-shaped footplate with six lateral projections, decorated with concentric circles, pin missing, circa 6th Century A.D., 2 7/8 in. (6.2 cm.) long; a Roman crossbow brooch with three polygonal knobbed terminals, pin missing, circa 4th Century A.D., 2¾ in. (7 cm.) long; a Roman bronze brooch, the bow with three-dimensional recumbent lion, circa 2nd Century A.D., 1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) long ; five penannular brooches each with knobbed turned-back terminals, pins intact, 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) max. diam.; a La Téne II brooch with coiled spring, pin intact, circa 2nd Century B.C., 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) long; a La Tène brooch with coiled spring, the flat back-turned terminal modelled as a tassel, pin intact, circa 4th-3rd Century B.C., 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) long; four Celt-Iberian annular brooches, with swelling convex bows, one in the form of a knot, circa 5th-1st Century B.C., 2 13/16 in. (4.6 in.) max. diam.; a Celtic 'boat'-fibula, the symmetrical bow with zoomorphic finials, circa 5th-1st Century B.C., 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) long(a lot)