Antiquities authenticated and attributed by Alex G. Malloy.
Roman, Pannonia, White Metal (Debased Silver?) Crossbow Prototype Fibula, c. 175 - 225 A.D.
Hattatt 1263 is very similar but has arm knobs, a spade shaped foot and no coiled wire ornamentation (perhaps lost). Hattat 1263 does have nearly identical triangular moldings with knobs, attributed as uniquely Pannonian. Hattatt 1262, also similar to our fibula, has coiled wire ornamentation.
AS40277. cf. Hattatt 1263 & 1262; 5.1 cm, white metal (debased silver?), P shaped, small head knob, no nobs on arms (possibly lost), triangular molding at the top of the bow and two at the bottom with knobs on the sides; between the two bottom moldings a length of wire is wound three times, tubular arms, plain flat-faced slightly splayed leg 2/3 the lenth of the bow, missing pin; rare; $60.00 (€46.20)
Byzantine, Brass Belt Strap End, c. 1000 A.D.
AS50291. Belt strap end, cruciform ornament at tip, ornamented with incised lines, 9.0 X 2.0 cm, $60.00 (€46.20)
Byzantine, Bronze Belt Buckle, 6th Century A.D.
AS50147. Bronze belt buckle, strap end, ornamented, 5.3 x 2.8 cm, nice patina, $55.00 (€42.35)
Roman, Pannonia, P-Shaped Fibula, c. 200 - 250 A.D.
Hattatt 1261 is very similar but the head has a larger rectangular shape with incuse sides and no knob. It seems likely that this fibula was once nearly identical to Hattatt 1261 and, to update the style, perhaps years after it was made, the rectangular head was shaped with a file to form the knob.
AS40252. cf. Hattatt 1261 (rectangular head); 5.2 cm; bow with rounded nearly triangular section with a narrow slightly flat face, VF, small head knob on triangular molding with incuse sides, tubular wings; foot ornamented with median groove and on each side a blind chamfer with two notches below, hinge frozen, complete; $45.00 (€34.65)
Roman, Pannonia, Heavy Crossbow Fibula, c. 4th Century A.D.
This well-developed heavy crossbow fibula includes two late developing features. The head knob (missing) was a separate piece riveted through a whole in the bow. The hing axis bar is inserted through a hole drilled at the tip of only one of the onion dome knobs; the other knob is intact.
AS40256. cf. Hattatt 504, Bayley and Butcher 321; 5.7 cm; fully developed type, leg longer than bow, onion dome knobs with knurled flanges, F, pin and head knob missing, ornamented with inscribed cross hatch on face, notches in sides of leg and face of arms; $45.00 (€34.65)
Roman, Pannonia, Kräftig Profilierte Trumpet Fibula, c. 1 - 50 A.D.
Kräftig Profilierte (strongly profiled) fibula were made primarily in the upper Danube and Austrian Alps region, the Roman province of Pannonia. They are made from a single piece of bronze (including the spring and pin).
AS40253. cf. Hattatt ARBB 78 (single flange at bend, no vertical facet), length 4.4 cm, one-piece construction, F, trumpet shaped bow, high arch, S profile, vertical facet, triple flange at bend, disc-shaped terminal with nub, spring with axis bar, cord locked in notch above wings, vertical catch plate with round perforation, pin missing; $22.00 (€16.94)