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Fibula

Fibular in the shape of a ring, broken at one place and with the ends curled back so it forms an "omega". The pin is a pointed shaft with its head a round loop moving freely around the ring. Ring is beveled. Zigzags in relief on the pin-loop and deep incisions on the curled-back "feet" of the...

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Provenance

By 1985: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection (said to come from Yugoslavia); gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, December 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Roman, Roman Imperial Period, 2nd or 3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D: about 0.038 - 0.04 m.; L. of pin: 0.03 m.

Accession Number

1985.935

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae