WRO 8061

Roman Zoomorphic Chatelaine. A Copper alloy zoomorphic manicure set (chatelaine) in the shape of a three dimensional cockerel. The main decoration consists of four ridges to the body and two on the tail, while the head as a large eye enamelled in red and blue. There are two lugs to the base, where the bar and cosmetic implements would have hung. The body is hollow and has a central hole. It is thought that this was used for attachment to a garment via a wire suspension loop. Circa 1st - 2nd century AD. PAS # SWYOR-C74924. East Yorkshire. 39mm long, 31mm tall & 10mm wide. An unusual piece that as been recorded with the PAS. I can find no parallel and as such, is most probably unique.


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