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Silver. Angular "knee" fibula with beveled body; knob at catch-plate end, "knee" joint marked by incision at angle. At bottom of "knee," a flat loop through which passes a cross-piece wound with wire (spring?) to which the pin is attached. Knobs on ends of cross-piece and at joint of loop and...

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Said to come from Yugoslavia; by date unknown: Stojan Kacarov Collection; 1985: purchased by Jonathan H. Kagan from Stojan Kacarov; gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, October 23, 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Roman, 2nd–3rd century A.D.


Legacy dimension: L: 0.029m.; H. of knee: 0.015m.; L. of pin: 0.02m.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae