ROMAN ENAMELLED FLY BROOCH.

ROMAN ENAMELLED FLY BROOCH.

195.00

A gorgeous example of a Roman zoomorphic fly brooch. An interesting derivative of the trumpet brooch, the head of the brooch retaining its trumpet form, the flat bow having evolved into a fly. The Insect’s form is comprised of two blue wings, a pearly white body, and a moulded head with bulging eyes. The brooch is in excellent condition, with full enamel and an even, green patina. As usual the pin is missing.

Dimensions: 41 mm x 17 mm.

References: D. F. Mackreth, Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain. Plate 127. 8100. Nigel Mills, Celtic & Roman Artefacts: RB159. Benet's Artefacts of England & the United Kingdom, Third Edition: R07-0519.

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