Twenty-one Roman bronze fibulae and fifteen other bronze items
Lot 222
Twenty-six Roman bronze fibulae and ten other bronze items, 36
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,045) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Twenty-six Roman bronze fibulae
Circa 1st-4th Century A.D.
Including eight crossbow fibulae, some decorated with incision, four T-shaped brooches, a knee-shaped brooch with remains of gild and incised decoration and a double-knee example, an enamelled disc brooch, and two other enamelled fragments, an annular fibula, a Celtic dragonesque fibula, an axe brooch and another with four eagle's heads, and four others; 21mm-87mm long; and ten other bronze items, including a Viking bracelet, two Roman pins and a pair of tweezers, a Celtic strap slider, and five other attachments, Roman Period and later, 22mm-93mm long (36)


  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    The fibulae bequeathed in the will of Mr Don Carter (d.2005) to his son.
    The other items acquired from the UK art market or through metal-detecting from the 1970s.
  1. Claudio Corsi
    Specialist - Antiquities
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    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
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