A rare Roman bronze pincer brooch comprised of a large rounded bow with two jaw-like openings, hinged together by a large rivet. The pin tension is obtained by the closing of the jaws. The bow is decorated with a series of diagonal, incised lines.
Most prolifically used from the late 2nd century to the middle of the 3rd century, AD, across the continent and within the Alpine region, although examples have also been found in Spain and Greece. It's short-lived popularity may be due to it's rather simple form.
Measurements: 8cm length, 2.3cm height
Provenance: Ex private collection, Munich, Germany, acquired 2000s.
- Ancient Roman
- Rare Pincer Brooch
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 2nd-3rd century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo