Roman Bronze Dagger Pommel circa 1st - 2nd Century AD. In the form of a lion's head this item would have been fitted to the hilt end of a Roman dagger. Showing good facial features and signs of regular use. Of a basic cruder style.
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Roman Bronze Applique of Female Goddess Head circa 2nd - 3rd Century AD. This item would have been attached to a wooden casket for decoration and depicts the face of a female goddess or deity perhaps that of Dionysus. The hollow back is lead filled. Nice light green even patina showing good detail to the face and hair.
Roman Group of Bronze Military Artefacts circa 4th Century AD. This group of military fitments consists of one strap connector and three buckles. Each buckle shows decorated pin grooves in different forms, one of which depicts what looks to be a representation of a creature. The same buckle also has traces of the original iron pin. The strap connector is in the form of a boss, with four loops, two of which are missing. These items were discovered together. A fine military group.
Roman Military Bronze Belt Mount circa 1st - 4th Century AD. Rare type showing good stylised detailed scrolled openwork. Surface a little rough, but this item is quite ornate and would have been fixed to a leather belt. The stud pins can still be seen. Buckles and belt mounts were brought to Britain during the Roman invasion of the first century. They were used by the Roman army to secure body armour and horse harness. Before the Roman arrival the native Celts used toggles as strap fasteners. An interesting and rare style.
Roman Military Bronze Buckle and Plate circa 400 AD. Rare late type complete with buckle, plate, and pin which are all in good free movement. Circular inscription to the plate. A very nice green patina to the bronze. On the reverse is the plate that would have originally held the buckle to the leather. Measures 75mm. A nice complete and rather rarely seen buckle and plate.
Roman Bronze Plate Brooch circa 2nd Century AD. This is a truly stunning and beautiful brooch which would have been an expensive item in its day and probably worn by an upper class Roman woman to adorn her dress. By the 2nd century in Britain, landowners were becoming very wealthy, and to reflect this wealth items like this were obtained and worn. The use was both practical to fasten clothing, and also to show high status. The brooch is made from bronze, and the cells are inlaid with green and red enamel. The central boss is raised in three small tiers, with the top centre square, inlaid with red enamel, followed by a further circle inlaid with green. There are six lobes inlaid with green enamel, and semi circular wings inlaid with green and red enamel. The pin and catch plate are perfect and remain intact. The craftsmanship in this item is amazing for an item 1,800 years old.
Roman Bronze Lozenge Brooch circa 2nd Century AD. A fine example of the lozenge style Roman brooch. There are four raised inscribed plates, the last containing turquoise enamelling with further black dot enamel. The brooch is complete with pin and is varnished in order to protect it from further wear. A nice complete brooch in excellent condition.
Roman Bronze Enamelled Disc Brooch circa 2nd Century AD. A large disc brooch of good design showing three central circles. The whole brooch being enamelled with faint signs of red, green, white and yellow. Catch plate remains showing spring end, although the pin is missing which is usual and may have attributed to its loss in ancient times. A very attractive and ornate disc brooch.