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Lot 63

Seventeen Celtic and Romano-British bronze and silver brooches discs and plates, Including a La...

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Lot 63

Seventeen Celtic and Romano-British bronze and silver brooches discs and plates,
Including a La...

Starting Bid: £550

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

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Lot 63


Seventeen Celtic and Romano-British bronze and silver brooches discs and plates,

Including a La Tène III spring brooch,3.5cm;  a plate brooch with decorative recesses on the bow, with zoomorphic terminal, 4.5cm; a small silver Aucissa type brooch, 3.2cm; a Dolphin brooch with ridged bow, 4.3cm; a P-shaped or Aucissa variant brooch with deeply arched bow, the maker’s name ‘ACUTI’ stamped above the hinge, 5.3cm long;  a sawfish type brooch with red enamel remaining in the lozenge shaped cells on the bow, surmounted by a recumbent lion, probably not originally belonging, 4.2cm long, pin partially remains; a trumpet brooch, 6.2cm long, pin missing; a dolphin brooch, 3.2cm long, pin missing; a fantail brooch, 3.2cm long, pin missing, ink inscribed with the number ‘3318’; a small disc brooch, with dots around a central circle, some enamel remaining, 2.4cm maximum diam; a double lunular plate brooch, with dots in the crescents either side of a central knop, traces of enamel remaining, 3.6cm long, pin missing; a brooch with two opposing discs with radiate nodules and two opposing crescents around a central openwork rectangle, 4.9cm long, pin missing; an enamelled disc brooch with sunburst design, some red enamel remaining 2.4cm diam, pin missing; a plate brooch with two dolphins flanking an enamelled disc, 2.8cm maximum width, pin missing; a horse and rider brooch, with traces of enamel, 3.2cm wide, pin missing; a hare brooch with traces of enamel remaining, 2.5cm, pin missing, and an openwork ring flanked by ‘wings’, 3.4cm wide (17)

Provenance: Mainly found in East Anglia; All private English collection, acquired on the UK market in the 1990s.

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