A provenanced Romano-British Dolphin type brooch, c. 40-60 A.D.

A provenanced Romano-British Dolphin type brooch, c. 40-60 A.D.

Code: 1944

£45.00
Qty 
Description: A Dolphin type bronze brooch of the early Roman period, the crossbar slightly oblique to the bow and the bow behind the hinge with a short low median longitudinal rib. The pin and hinge lost, some minor corrosion and with a double perforated catchplate. The brooch has a dark green brown patina. Found near Dartford, Kent.

Size: 45 mm/1.8 ins. in length

Culture: Romano-British

Date: c. 40-60 A.D.

Provenance: Ex Harold Whitaker (1920-2013) Collection, Stroud.

Background: Harold Whitaker was a leading British film animator whose work included ‘Animal Farm’ (1954) and ‘Heavy Metal’ (1981) and the industry handbook Timing for Animation (1981), long-considered a classic of film animation techniques. He also had a keen interest in Roman and Romano-British archaeology, forming a nice collection of Roman antiquities, mainly brooches, pottery and bronze implements.

Notes: Dolphin brooches are so named as viewed from the side they resemble a Dolphin in the water.

Supplied with Harold Whitaker’s original mount.

UK sale only please.