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Rare and intact inscribed Aucissa Fibula.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1161988

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Rare and intact inscribed Aucissa Fibula.

A nice example of a Roman Aucissa fibula, complete with pin. The pin is hinged and held by an iron axis bar. The brooch has a high arched bow and elongated foot with a pronounced knop. 5.9 cnt L. The Aucissa form is an early form of hinged brooch. It consists of a flattened, high arched bow with a long foot terminating in a large knob. The bow is decorated using ribs and other details. This form is so called due to the fact that the makers name (Aucissa) is often found inscribed on the head. This type of brooch is common throughout the Roman world and was introduced to Britain with the Roman army. They seem to go out of fashion with the army along with the Hod Hill style brooches around 60/5 AD. Provenance: From a european collection of ancient fibulae. Price: 500 euros.

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