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Roman bronze fibula

ref. : en.818.2013 | 2 June 2013 | by Francis Leveque
fibule | IIIe century AD
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Bronze cloak pin, the face in the form of a military galley under way to left. Intact with traces of original tinned surfaces. Probably a badge for a Roman naval officer

Ram, proembolon and stern are decorated with a fantastic animal figure (or ram) who spend a decorative rather than realistic style. The decor evokes the Nordic ornaments.

Length 43mm