Gilt silver fibula. Romano-British, circa AD 400.
|CNG 85, Lot: 1653. Estimate $400.
Sold for $430. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Bow in the form of a head and mane of a boar. Cross arm covered with disc decorated with Latin cross framed by stellate pattern border. Length: 6.5cm. A good portion of the gilding surviving. Disc cracked, otherwise in good condition.
A popular type in Britain during this period. While generally following a standard form, the discs carried a variety of decorations.