ROMAN ENAMELLED HORSE BROOCH.

ROMAN ENAMELLED HORSE BROOCH.

395.00

A gorgeous and extremely rare Roman zoomorphic enamel brooch in the form of a horse. The body is decorated with twelve alternating bands of blue and yellow enamel, all of which remains. The horse’s eye is an engraved ring and dot; the ear and mane picked out with engraved lines. The horse is modelled with its feet attached to a horizontal baseline, giving the brooch greater strength. This highly desirable brooch is in superb, museum quality condition. The bronze has an attractive grey-green patina, and all of the enamel remains. Unusually, the original pin is present. A near perfect example of a very rare brooch, dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD.

Dimensions: 42 mm x 32 mm.

References: Nigel Mills, Celtic & Roman Artefacts: RB139. Benet's Artefacts of England & the United Kingdom, Third Edition: R07-0537.

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