Ancient Roman Antique

ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique

ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique

ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique    ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique
An rare genuine example of a late Roman 4th Century cross-bow fibula. The fibula designed as a cross bow is a rare example of late Roman brooches in this style. With similar fibulas on display in the British Museum this piece makes a lovely example to treasure as part of a personal Antiquities Collection. It is no longer wearable as a brooch as the fibula is bent. The pin itself moves and has good tension but due to the curve in the fibula it no longer comes out of the clasp to allow it to be used as a brooch. It could be worn as a pendant with a piece of leather tied around it and would present beautifully as an ancient art object worn this way.

In total it weighs 47.3 grams. It measures approximately 3 3/16" long by 2 1/16" wide by 1 tall (81mm x 52mm x 25mm).

Examined with a microscope there is lazurite on the bronze in places a result of extended burial. It feels beautiful to hold this piece. A full appraisal will be sent with this rare ancient bronze fibula brooch. It will be sent in a presentation box ready for gifting. The photographs form part of the description. The item "ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique" is in sale since Wednesday, June 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery".

The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Authenticity: Original
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Jewellery Type: Pendant
  • Era: Pre-1837
  • Featured Refinements: Antique Pendant
  • Main Stone: No Stone
  • Main Colour: Bronze
  • Gender: Unisex


ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique    ANCIENT Roman 4th C AD CROSS-BOW Cross Bow Fibula Brooch Pendant BRONZE Antique