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Fibula

Fibula in trumpet form; serpentine profile. Catch plate is at narrow end which is divided from flaring pin end by a ridge. small disk with a knob finishs and narrow end. Pin emerges from a broad wire coil which is attached to the wide end by a flange. Three holes through the catch-plate....

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Provenance

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 Provincial, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: about 0.042., max. W: about 0.017m, L. of pin: 0.013 m.

Accession Number

1985.750

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae