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Crossbow Brooch

second half A.D. 4th century
Late Roman or Byzantine
Gilt copper alloy with niello inlay
Overall: 3 7/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/4 in. (8.8 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1999
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
[ Wolfgang Wilhelm, Dreieich, Germany (sold 1999)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1998-1999." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57, no. 2 (Fall 1999). p. 15.

Dandridge, Pete. "Idiomatic and Mainstream: The Technical Vocabulary of a Late Roman Crossbow Fibula." Metropolitan Museum Journal 35 (2000). pp. 82-3, fig. 15-17.

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