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Iron Age Celtic Silver Lozenge-Shaped Brooch, 8th-3rdC BC
A silver brooch with lozenge-shaped plate stamped with circles, pin and hook to the reverse. 1.77g, 26mm x 10mm.
Roman or Greek Bronze Water Vessel (Hydria) Handle, More Research Required
For sale is a 1st-3rd century AD Roman or Greek decorated artefact. It was sold to me as a fragment of a Roman hand mirror by TimeLine auctions (which it still may well be), but my research can not track down any hand mirrors with a right angled handle (much as a shaving mirror would today) and it is far too heavy for such an item. All my visual matches seem to suggest it is a fragment of a handle from a Greek water vessel, the hydria, and its decoration would suggest an association with this too; having a swan or other bird's head to the top of the would-be grip area. SOLD