Description: A good-sized bronze crossbow brooch with onion-shaped terminals. The catchplate with low raised square plates at each end, one with four blind holes and the other on the foot with six blind holes. The brooch has a dark brown patina which is glossy on the bow. The crossbar slightly flexed and the central terminal bent, the pin missing.
Size: 78 mm/3.1 ins. in length
Date: c. 4th Century A.D.
The photographs suggest traces of gilding but please note this is not so. This brooch has not been gilded.
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