Roman soldier brooch from Augst, 1st century AD.
Brooch of the Middle Latene type fibula, formerly often called “soldier’s brooch” because it is very often found in Claudian military stations. However, they are also found in civil settlements and in women’s graves. This type had a wide distribution, from Raetia and northern Switzerland through Gaul and the Roman part of Germania to England, and was also in use for a long time: from the end of the Augustan period to the end of the 1st century AD. Length about 8 cm, original bronze. Place of discovery: Augst (AUGUSTA RAURICA) in Switzerland.