New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A ROMAN SILVER, BRONZE AND MILLEFIORI ENAMEL BROOCH
circa 1st century a.d.
Circular in form, the silver rim hammered in on the obverse to enclose a millefiori enamel disk of white, red, blue, and green, with a bronze backing
16 in. (3.3 cm.) diameter
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For the type compare the millefiori enamelled bronze stud from a hoard at Chepstow, fig. 8.4 in Johns, The Jewellery of Roman Britain, Celtic and Classical Traditions.
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