FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF 7 ANCIENT ROMAN AND CELTIC BRONZE FIBULAE BROOCH
LATE ROMAN PERIOD: 1st - 3rd CENTURY AD
Here is a chance to
instantly acquire a fantastic set of 7 different ancient bronze Roman
and Celtic fibula pins, each one complete and undamaged, some with their
original pins. Included in this lot is a rare Celtic bird fibula
and anchor fibula with a gorgeous mint green bronze patina.
Fibulae were worn to pin clothing together and evolved in ancient times
to take on a large number of styles and personalities. Everything
you would want to know about fibulae
can be read here
Some of these have original sediment still attached and minor
repair but all are superb examples of the different styles known.
There is an ALARMING number of fake ancient
artifacts on the market. As fine quality intact, original
specimens become more scarce and techniques have become more
sophisticated to fake these artifacts. We have personally handled
numerous extremely well-done fakes
with convincing patinas that could fool most people. The degree to which the
fakers have been able to replicate patina to disguise their work
requires an expert examination by highly experienced individuals.
Like all rare collectibles, fakes plague the market.
Paleo Direct subjects
every piece we offer to a full analysis, cleaning and conservation
process in our on-site lab. How many dealers do this or have any
experience in operating their own lab.
The procedures we put each piece through are the same as we do for those
specimens destined for museums and the same procedures as the best
museums perform on their own collections. Deal only
with sources that are extremely knowledgeable in forgeries or altered
pieces and get a written guarantee of authenticity that has no
conditions or expiration period. Paleo Direct includes this
guarantee in writing with every item we sell. All purchases should
include from the dealer a written guarantee of authenticity with
unconditional and lifetime return policies regarding such guarantee.
Roman Empire was a unique association of peoples and places such as the
Mediterranean World had never seen before. What had been a
patchwork of Hellenistic monarchies, independent city-states, and Celtic
tribes was miraculously united into one great political entity. At
its peak rule, the Roman Empire stretched from Spain to Syria and
England to Egypt. The Roman Republic was founded in 509 B.C. and
in its earliest times, was ruled by kings and chieftains. In 27 B.C.,
the Empire was formally established with the title of "Augustus" given
to its then ruler Octavian. From that point on, the emperor was
referred to as "Augustus", his immediate heir "Caesar" and imperial
wives were titled "Augusta".
modern world today benefits much from a host of technological
innovations first given to us by the ancient Romans. From simple
inventions such as blown glass and underground sewer systems to major
concepts in engineering and the Roman calendar.
Much of the success of the Empire can be attributed to the protection
afforded by its near invincible war machine, the Roman army. Many
tactics and weapons were first pioneered by this massive military force
and just the thought of having to challenge this entity thwarted many a
foreign enemy. Those that were brave (or foolish) enough to go up
against Rome's military were quickly made examples of to the rest of the
world. The technology and strength of the Roman military was the
guardian of this great society for some 500 years.
INSTANTLY ACQUIRE A
FANTASTIC ASSORTMENT OF CLASSIC ROMAN AND CELTIC ANCIENT BRONZE FIBULA
1.1" in lengths
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX
Actual Item - One Only