Silk Road Collection

Disc Brooch with mosaic inlay

  • Roman, Gaul
  • 2nd-3rd century AD
  • Roman
  • glass,bronze
  • φ4.5cm

Disk-shaped brooch made of bronze. Inlaid with fine mosaic-like glass fragments, also called enamel (émail in French).It is thought to have been used either for decoration or to fasten a garment. They were made in large quantities in Roman Gaul (present-day France).