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Brooch with boar hunt

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Roundel of fibula or brooch with scene of horseman, a spear in his raised right hand, riding right, above a boar left. A tree trunk appears at the left with a leaf extending over the horse's head. Gold has been applied to one branch of the tree, to the boar, to the rider's costume, to the...

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Provenance

Said to be from Isca Silurum (Caerleon), site of a Roman fort in Wales; by 1976: with Peter Sharrer, Ancient Art, Inc., 72 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450; purchased by MFA from Peter Sharrer March 10, 1976

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.99

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches