The rectangular plaque depicting a spaniel in repose, in brown, black, white and green tesserae, within a patterned border of circular white and brown micromosaic, with sculpted gold surround of foliate motif, tesserae deficient and replaced in some areas, width 4.3cm
Cf. Mascetti, D., and Bennett, D., 'Understanding Jewellery', Antique Collectors Club, 2006, page 174, plate 206 for a Roman micromosaic brooch of similar subject and period.
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