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Brooch, Swastika, c. 1st-2nd Cent AD

Copper alloy; 28mm/13.2gm

Con/ Dark green patina; spring and pin instact, cleaned not waxed

Ref/ Hattatt catalogue # 1145 var.

The Romans began to assimilate Celtic soldiers into their legions in the eastern provinces of Dalmatia and Pannonia beginning in the 1st-2nd century AD. Such Celtic tribes brought their own ancient symbols and artistry, not only in military items, but brooches, as well. One of their good luck symbols was the swastika. In ancient Sanskrit, the swastika equated to "well-being".

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