About this object

Silver clasp formed from two sets of heavy coils and the pointed ends joining parallel. Metal colouration is dull. Partner bracelet is 56.22.369.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    50 AD - 300 AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    J H T Dawson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1910 about
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 72 mm x 76 mm
  • Note
    Compare with gold examples in the British Museum inv. GRA 1917.6-1.2807, 2808): Susan Walker and Morris Bierbrier, 'Ancient Faces' (London, 1997), p.176, no. 218.
  • Related people
    J H T Dawson ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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