Roman, Two Bronze Nails, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
Called shielding tacks or nails, this type of Roman nail was used to affix lead shieldings on the bottom of Roman Galleys.
AI36105. Two bronze nails; broad flat "shield" heads, 1 inch tall, with wood stand, Choice, ex Tucker Collection; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years; $70.00 (€52.50)