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Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Roman Crossbow Fibula Brooch)

Country of Origin: Britain

Description: Fine Roman silver brooch used to fasten clothing in place. It would have been worn by a Roman (or Romanized Briton) in the second century AD.

Dimensions: 6.1cm length x 5cm width

Object Period: Roman

Provenance: Said to be from Cambridgeshire

Museum Accession No.: AN1927.199

Aquisition History: Found in 1846 and previously in Londesborough collection. Presented to the Ashmolean Museum by Sir Arthur Evans in 1927.

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