Roman Strap Junction Facing Mask, Cast In Bronze, 4th Century AD - Roadshow Collectibles

Roman Strap Junction Facing Mask, Cast In Bronze, 4th Century AD.

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Roman Strap Junction Facing Mask, Cast In Bronze, 4th Century AD.

 

A bronze strap-junction formed as a D-shaped plaque and three loops, facing mask with earrings and ridged hair. Property of a German collector acquired in the 1990s.

As early as 3000 BC, Sumerians and Egyptians were using copper alloyed with tin to create bronze. The metal was a vital resource for both Greeks and Romans. Known by the Romans as "cyprium," the metal was named after the island of Cyprus, where the majority of Roman copper was mined. Later, the term was modified to become "cuprum," the basis of the English term "copper." The metal was used as currency throughout the Roman Empire from the 6th through 3rd centuries BC, with the faces of emperors imprinted on each coin. Associated with Venus and Aphrodite, the goddesses of love, copper was revered for its beautiful warm colour and lustre.

Item Code - BRO2D369TA

Width: 1 3/8"  Height: 1 1/8"  Depth: 1/4"  Weight: 11 g


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