Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Hanukkah Sameach! Tell them you want a coin from FORVM for Hanukkah!!!! Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone 252-646-1958. Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!!! Tell them you want a coin from FORVM for Christmas!!!! Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone 252-646-1958.


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Antiquities  |  Other Metal Antiquities (Moderator: otlichnik)  |  Topic: Roman bronze plate with loop at center 13.5 cm diameter 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Roman bronze plate with loop at center 13.5 cm diameter  (Read 130 times)
Joe Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM STAFF
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 9849


All Coins Guaranteed for Eternity.


WWW
« on: November 14, 2019, 07:23:04 am »



Roman bronze plate with loop at center 13.5 cm diameter.

What would have been the purpose of the plate with a loop at the center? I thought it might be a scale pan but those typically are connected at three points on the edge. Any ideas?
Logged

Joseph Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM ANCIENT COINS
otlichnik
Tribunus Plebis 2016
IMPERATOR
Caesar
*****
Online Online

Posts: 4157



« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 05:19:24 pm »

My first thoughts are the same as yours.

Never seen that design but it looks like that.

Another possibility is something attached to fabric, like a giant button but as a decoration.  Wouldn't be Roman in that case but could be earlier late bronze age or iron age....

SC
Logged

SC
(Shawn Caza, Ottawa)
TenthGen
Consul
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 174


« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 06:33:18 pm »

Polished metal was sometimes used as a mirror. It's a bit hard to imagine from the photo, but could that have been a suspended mirror?
Logged
Joe Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM STAFF
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 9849


All Coins Guaranteed for Eternity.


WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 11:26:58 pm »

I think it is too big to have been a button and not flat enough to be a mirror.
Logged

Joseph Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM ANCIENT COINS
otlichnik
Tribunus Plebis 2016
IMPERATOR
Caesar
*****
Online Online

Posts: 4157



« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 07:41:50 am »

I don't mean a button for fastening clothes, I mean a metallic decoration sewn on clothes but in the same manner as a button.

 We know that both bronze age, and later nomadic steppe peoples, often had many metal ornaments seen on their clothes.  There are Scythian grave with hundreds of small metal bits that were sewn on clothing.  The so-called scale armor bits that are tear-drop shaped, convex and have a single hole in the middle were actually decorations sewn onto clothing.

Maybe something like that.

SC


Logged

SC
(Shawn Caza, Ottawa)
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Antiquities  |  Other Metal Antiquities (Moderator: otlichnik)  |  Topic: Roman bronze plate with loop at center 13.5 cm diameter « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.701 seconds with 33 queries.