Roman brooch

Anthony Hopkinson asked for a valuation on this Roman brooch, which is likely to date from the 3rd century AD. Anthony wanted a figure in case the landowner wanted to know what it might be worth.

The brooch is 31-32mm in diameter and the centre is in the shape of what could be described as a stylised flower. It has traces of gilding and coloured enamel but neither shows up very well. On the reverse is a catchplate and a stub that would have held a fastening pin, which is missing.  

Valuation

It is an unusual type but has some damage to the edge, the surfaces are rough and overall its overall state of preservation isn’t good. In its present condition by best price estimate would be £30 – £40.

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