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IRON AGE & ROMAN BROOCHES

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WRA 3455

Celtic La Te'ne I Brooch A La Te'ne I brooch, made from a single piece of bronze which forms the body spring and pin, the foot hooked shaped with a knob terminal. 4th-3rd Century BC. 33 mm long. Complete with a working pin.

48.00

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WRA 5150

Celtic La Te'ne II Brooch. A La Te'ne II brooch, made from a single piece of bronze that forms the pin, spring, flat lozenge shaped body and catch-plate, this loops back and hooks on to the bow. 2nd-1st Century BC. 56 mm high. Complete with working pin.

85.00

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WRA 6176

Celtic La Te'ne II Brooch. A La Te'ne II brooch, made from a single piece of bronze that forms the pin, spring, catch-plate and decorated square body, this flanked either side by roundel. 2nd-1st Century BC. 55 mm high. Delicately made, complete with working pin.

125.00

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WRA 6175

Celtic La Te'ne III Brooch. A La Te'ne III brooch, made from a single piece of bronze which forms the body, spring and pin, the bow is of flat section and deeply arched. 1st century BC/AD. 33 mm high. Complete with working pin.

55.00

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WRA 5151

Celtic Schusselfibel Brooch. The Schusselfibel (spoon shaped) brooch is a short lived continental type of the later half of the 1st century BC. loosely based on the La Te'ne III type. This example is complete with working pin and in very good condition with an attractive green patina. A long slender type measuring 66 mm high with deep grooved decoration to the bow. See Hattatt No 747. From Thrace. Rare.

145.00

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WRA 7722

Celtic Dragonesque Brooch. A copper-alloy Dragonesque brooch of the classic "S" shape. This being one of the better styled types with clearly defined features. The decoration to the head and body consisting of cells of yellow, green and red enamel. 1st century AD. Lincolnshire. 42 mm long. A very attractive piece with a good solid dark green patina.

525.00

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WRA 6177

Roman Hod Hill type brooch. An attractive bronze Hod Hill type (no side lugs) brooch, with deep arched bow decorated with a large saltire of black niello. 1st century AD. See Hattatt No 330 for similar. 42 mm long. Complete with working pin and much of the bright tinned surface.

125.00

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WRA 5643

Roman Enamelled Trumpet Brooch. An extremely good quality bronze trumpet brooch with wire chain loop and red enamelled Celtic decoration. Early style with the usual acanthus on the bow. 1st-2nd Century AD. North Yorkshire. 71 mm long. Complete with pin and rare.

325.00

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WRA 3458

Roman 'P' Shaped Brooch A large and sturdy bronze 'P' shaped brooch. The bow highly decorated with crescents, notches and lines, this leads down to the solid cast returned foot. 2nd-3rd Century AD. 70 mm long. Complete with the iron pin that is still in the same position when it was lost over 1800 years ago.

75.00

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WRA 5143

Roman Iron 'P' Shaped Brooch. The large iron 'P' shaped brooch with returned foot that is fixed to the bow by a coil. 2nd-3rd Century AD. 81 mm long. Complete and in very good condition for iron.

45.00

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WRA 5144

Roman Iron 'P' Shaped Brooch. An iron 'P' shaped brooch with returned foot that is fixed to the bow by a coil. 2nd-3rd Century AD. 58 mm long. Complete and in very good condition for iron.

45.00

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WRA 6178

Roman Knee Brooch. An extremely rare bronze knee brooch of the standard shape but with two pins and double catchplate for fixing. 2nd century AD. 38 mm high. Complete, a type I have not seen before, no parallel in Hattatt.

125.00

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WRA 4272

Roman Crossbow Brooch A good sized bronze crossbow brooch with onion shaped terminals and chamfered foot plate. 3rd-4th century AD. 70 mm long. Complete with pin and attractive green patina.

75.00

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WRA 6181

Roman Crossbow Brooch. A good sized bronze crossbow brooch with onion shaped terminals and decorated foot plate. A rare and unusual piece that has a safety bar built in to the catchplate that still works. 3rd-4th century AD. 58 mm long. Complete with working pin and attractive green patina.

165.00

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WRA 7187

Roman Crossbow Brooch. A good sized bronze crossbow brooch with onion shaped terminals and decorated foot plate. 3rd-4th century AD. 62 mm long. Complete with pin and attractive green patina.

85.00

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WRA 7186

Roman Penannular brooch. A copper-alloy penannular brooch of round cross-section. The terminals are flat at right angles to the plane of the brooch and notched to create three teeth. The pin is markedly arched downwards to facilitate the folds of cloth. Circa 1st - 5th century AD. See Hattatt No 1291. Fowler Type D7. Lincolnshire. 27.3 mm diameter. Elizabeth Fowler (The Origins and Development of the Penannular Brooch in Europe) classifies the type as D7 and dates it to the early post-Roman period (5th century AD). The form of the pin tends to suggest an earlier date. Hattatt also queries the dating on the basis of the terminal shape, which he likens to 1st century types. Attractive dark brown patina and complete with working pin.

85.00

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WRA 5642

Roman Openwork Brooch. An elaborate openwork bronze brooch. 2nd-3rd Century AD. 27 mm diameter. Complete with pin. Unrecorded type no parallel to be found in Hattatt's

75.00

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WRA 3680

Roman Openwork Plate Brooch A bronze crescent shaped openwork plate brooch with scroll work ends. 2nd Century AD. European. 27 mm long. Complete with working pin.

85.00

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WRA 3674

Roman Openwork Plate Brooch An elegant bronze openwork plate brooch, using the pure Celtic trumpet motif design. 2nd-3rd Century AD. European. 31 mm long. Complete with pin.

115.00

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WRA 3827

Roman Openwork Plate Brooch A bronze openwork plate brooch, made up from Celtic trumpet motifs. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Norfolk. 27 mm long. Pin missing.

55.00

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WRA 5139

Roman Skeuomorphic Brooch. A bronze Skeuomorphic brooch in the form of an axe with scroll work decoration to the handle. 2nd century AD. 42 mm long. Pin missing.

75.00

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WRA 3825

Roman Skeuomorphic Brooch A bronze Skeuomorphic brooch in the form of a cornucopia with tripled knobbed foot. 2nd Century AD. See Hattatt No 1149. 41 mm long. Rare, no pin.

85.00

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WRA 4741

Roman Zoomorphic plate brooch An unusual style bronze zoomorphic plate brooch decorated with four animal heads. 2nd Century AD. Europe. 36 mm long. Iron pin missing otherwise complete, much of the bright tinned surface intact.

85.00

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WRA 6179

Roman Plate brooch. A very good condition bronze wheel brooch, with eight small lugs around the outer edge and a four spoke design in the centre. 1st Century AD. See Hattatt No 1004 for similar. 38 mm diameter. Complete with pin and much of the bright tinned surface.

150.00

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