Brooch, Skeuomorphic, Axe, 1st-2nd Cent AD, Scarce!
Copper alloy/ 33mm/9.6gm
Con/ Missing pin, otherwise, As Fabricated; green patina, cleaned and waxed
Description/ Central shaft flanked by axe with engraved blade to right and scroll shape to right; below, pelta. Vestigial traces of original silvering.
Ref/ Hattatt 1630 var.
Seller's Note/ Unlike the Hattatt example, which was a compression type (no spring needed), our example has a pin and spring closure, instead. First time listing such a brooch after 30+ years. Scarce? Rare? You tell me. :-)