|LATE ROMAN BRONZE OPEN-WORK SWORD GUARD ATTACHMENT
With central cross symbol surrounded floral decoration. On the edge are incised circles and five preserved connection rivets. A rare document of a Christian legionary in Late Roman times.
4th Century AD
2 7/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (7.2 x 8.6 cms.)
Ex private collection, Vienna, 1980s.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 90.