Friday, January 7, 2011

Romano-British Dragonesque Brooch

Celtic Sterling Silver Dragonesque S Brooch

This brooch is patterned after the dragonesque (also known as “S” brooches)brooches found in the UK dating back to 100 A.D. in the Romano-British period. Most of the samples found to date are made of bronze enameled in colors of blue, red, green and white. Some have stones in the eyes and other do not. These popular dragonesque brooches were not only decorative, but highly functional fasteners with a strongly-curved pin that would have held a thick fold of cloth.

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