Beautiful and unique hand crafted Romano brooch, with its original enamelling of superb colours, found in England circa 200 AD.
Roman brooches with a fastening pin are also known as fibulae (fibula) and can be found in a large variety of different shapes and sizes. Some were functional and used like a safety-pin to secure clothing, but others were purely decorative and attached to clothing for their appearance.
This brooch has its original pin, however as the brooch is over 1,800 years old, the pin, while strong, cannot be moved and closed so the wearer must be very cautious.
Dimensions: 2.3 inches wide and 0.5 inches deep (6cm x 1cm).