Phalera, Baldric, Circle and Dot Pattern, 4th Cent
Copper alloy; 32mm/13.2gm
Con/ Dark green patina, a few ancient scratches, otherwise, as cast; cleaned but not waxed. The reverse is flat and unadorned.
Ref/ A&L not noted.
Seller's Note/ Not the most common type of baldric phalera. Do to the crude, after casting, application of the circle and dot pattern to ward off curses and the "evil eye", we believe that this phalera was created by a Roman legionary smith works, possibly located in Roman city of Mursa, located on the Drava River, in the 4th Century. Most likely, this piece is a "one off' and is unique.
This is a piece to add to you Roman soldier collection. A baldric was a belt for a sword or other piece of equipment, worn over one shoulder and reaching down to the opposite hip.