Beautiful hand crafted Roman solid silver brooch with its original working pin, found in England circa 100 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 particular brooch is, as far as we know, completely unique and is an exquisite portrayal of a horse with carved mane and tail.
Dimensions: 1.4 inches long and 0.8 inches wide (3.4cm x 2cm).