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There are further items of antiquity on the new VIKINGS page and also the gifts page.

1 st to 2nd Century, Large Iron Age Tinned Brooch,

Fluegelfibel (Winged Fibula)

49.5grams 145 mm.

Mostly from the area of Noricum (now the Austrian/Bavarian/Italian areas) this and other similar artefacts are described as being from the Celtic Hallstatt culture. Pin missing, but this type of large brooch is very rare, especially with all the catch-plate intact.  

£220 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Romano-British Enamelled Button or Fitment, 1st - 2nd Century


A beautifully well preserved piece of Romano-British history. Most of the blue enamelling is intact and consists of a circular bronze form with central raised finial within a panel of white enamel, then a border of white and blue enamel in a floral motif.

The reverse has a single large fixing loop. 27mm x 12mm, 15g.

Prov: Ex Hanson's




£280 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Viking Bronze Brooch, 9th-10th Century, Scandinavian


A beautiful omega fibula with angular ends and decorated band. These brooches were used on the shoulder or chest to close a cloak. 54mm, 28.7g. Condition: Very fine, with areas of verdigris.

£125 (P&P FREE to Uk, other locations please ask)

Roman, Enamelled Stag Brooch, Pin Missing, 2nd-3rd Century


This lovely example of an multicoloured, enamelled bronze stag brooch is unfortunately incomplete, but this doesn't detract from its beauty. 38mm x 35mm.

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£175 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Roman, Bronze Dolphin Brooch, Sprung Hinge but Pin Missing, 1st - 2nd Century


This beautiful Roman bronze dolphin brooch (in the round) has detailed annular eyes and triangular fins and splayed tail; unfortuately the pin is missing on the sprung hinge. 41mm x 16mm x 28mm, 12.9g.

Prov: Ex TimeLine Auctions


£200 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Roman, Bronze, Enamelled Umbonate Disc Brooch, 2nd Century



A beautiful Roman disc brooch with three coloured enamelling, mostly intact, of red, blue and white triangles forming a sunburst pattern. 

There are four knops to the edges and one has a head loop that is unfortunately broken. Pin missing.


32mm x 27mm x 10mm


Found Yorkshie. Ex TimeLine Auctions.


£130 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

Iron Age/Celtic La Tene Bronze Fibula, 3rdC BC


Type II brooch with twisted return foot. Pin intact, fine condition. 5.5cm x 3cm.



                                              £45 (P&P free to UK)

Iron Age 6th-3rdC BC Bronze Brooch, Iberian Type


With single coil spring and conical knop. End of pin missing so it doesn't quite reach the clasp. Beautiful light green patina. 29mm x 4mm.


    £30 (P&P free to UK)

RARE Equal-Ended Roman Enamelled Bronze Plate Brooch, 2nd-3rdC AD


Only one other similar type found in the references, two conjoined openwork discs with central joining disc, flat faced. Red enamel remaining and threequarters of pin present, although bent. Further pictures on request. 

32mm x 13mm x 7mm.

                              £60 (P&P Free to UK)

Roman Bronze Key with Short Shank and V-shaped Grooves on Bit, Ring Shaped Bow, c1st Century


This very historical piece has a lovely olive green patina. 56mm x 23mm x 12mm.   



Romano-Celtic Horse Figurine/Votive Offering/Child's Toy, c3rdC BC-1stC AD


Notched mane; legs and tail broken in antiquity (possibly as a devotional ritual).
Ref: Cf RC458, 'Celtic & Roman Artefacts' p143, Nigel Mills.
46mm x 28mm, 21.32g
Prov: Ex TimeLine, previously private collection. 

Roman Oval Plate Brooch, Enamelled, 2nd-3rdC AD


Bronze oval brooch with alternating red and green enammelling with a one time but now worn paste intaglio centre. Attachment fitting present but pin missing. 

26mm x 20mm x6mm.


  £40 SOLD


Roman Bronze Fibula, Aucissa Type, about 1stC


Three ribs to bow with horizontal beading. Pin intact, but repaired. 35mm x 16mm x 13mm.


                                           £35 SOLD

Early Roman Bronze Fibula, about 1stC AD, Knotenfibel Type


Hatched panel to bow and working intact pin. A beautiful little piece. 4.6cm x 1.2cm.


    £35 SOLD                            

Roman Ring with Thin Round Section Band & Citrine Intaglio Engraved with a Lotus Flower, 2nd -3rdC AD


Oval bezel engraved with lotus flower. The band is complete and made of copper. A small finger size of about 'K' (15mm) would indicate it was for a women or child. Wearable with care. A stunning little ring from the collection of Michael Green in Devon.

                               SOLD        £100 (P&P free to UK)

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