Brooch, Campgate, Openwork, 3rd-4th Cent Rare!
Copper alloy; 28mm/10.2gm
Con/ missing catch pin, otherwise, as fabricated; dark green patina, cleaned, not waxed
Ref/ Not listed in Hattatt
Seller's Note/ The pattern of this brooch emulates the gates to a Roman camp, watch tower, fortress, or a city gate. In the accompanying photo, note the three watch-fire turrets at the top, exactly as seen on this brooch.
Such "campgate" brooches are extremely rare, folks; this is only the 2nd one we have ever presented.