Roman-era Ladies Hair Pin, Cockerel, c. 1st-3rd Cent.
Æ 15.5 CM/10.5gm
Con/ complete and unbroken; green and brown patina, cleaned and waxed.
Seller's Note/ Birds on hair pins was a common but popular motif for Roman ladies. Our example features a cockerel/rooster, coxcomb and all. Awe...how charming!
Our complete hair pin is extremely rare as nearly all were plow-broken after 1700 years in the ground. You may never see another one, especially at our low price, trust me.