Ponte Nomentano mosaic brooch
A brooch with a fine mosaic of the Ponte Nomentano in goldstone with an 18 carat gold spiral mounting decorated with two colored gold elements.
weight: 11.1 grams
dimensions: 4.3 x 3.8 cm.
The Ponte Nomentano is a Roman bridge, which carried the Via Nomentana over the river Aniene. This picturesque bridge is noted for its medieval bridge tower, which served to protect this important northern approach to Rome.
“I mosaici minuti Romani”, Petochi, p. 197, nr. 25.
“Micromosaics, the Gilbert Collection”, Jeanette Gabriel, p. 230, nr. 163.