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Brooch, Knee-type, Zoomorphic Dolphin, ca. 2nd Cent. AD

Brooch: White metal alloy

Pin and spring: Copper alloy

48mm/13.4gm

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.

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