Large Roman bronze plate fibula / brooch in the shape of a Legionary Eagle (Aquila) with spread wings and head turned to one side.
The eagle was a powerful symbol to the Roman military. With each Roman legion a special eagle-bearer (aquilifer) had the honor of carrying the Legionary Eagle standard into battle and to guard its existence.
Height: 44,1 mm
Width: 29,8 mm
Condition: good solid condition, complete with pin (rigid) and catchplate. Signs of wear consistent with age and use. See images for own impression.
Certificate of Authenticity available upon request (pdf-format).
Shipping: registered and insured parcel.
Purchased by the current owner from a Dutch antiques fair in 2020.
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- Ancient Roman
- Number of objects
- Large Legionary Eagle, Aquila Fibula brooch
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st - 3rd century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo