Brooch, Knee-type, Zoomorphic Dolphin, ca. 2nd Cent. AD
Brooch: White metal alloy
Pin and spring: Copper alloy
Con/ "As Cast"; Cleaned and waxed, original pin and spring intact, exquisite and glossy silvery patina
Ref/ Not listed in Hattatt but similar to #471
Seller's Note/ This little gem of a brooch is a bit of a conundrum, not only for the mix of the metals, but the shape as well. The brooch features the bent back, dorsal fin and tail of a dolphin as if seen leaping from the sea, but the triangular terminal...? An odd fibula but certainly collection-worthy.