London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE CAVALRY PARADE SHIELD TONDO
LATE 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
In high relief with central plump female face with abundant curled hair, a foliate border surround and dot-punched decoration, pierced four times for attachment
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam.
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M. Junkelmann, Römische Helme: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, VIII, Mainz, 2000, p. 203, pls. 112 and XXIV (AG 808), giving details of possible ownership inscription reading "Aulus Val... Marcus [serving in the unit of] Gaius Felic... Ian..."
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