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Fibula of crossbow/millwheel type

Root of pin, with knobbed finial above it, at center of shaft with knobbed ends which is perpendicular to the bowed body. Near the connection of bow and catch-plate of folded sheet silver, beveled knob at end. Gray patina.

Provenance

By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, Nov. 21, 1984

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman Provincial, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: 0.057 m.; W (crossbar): 0.031 m.

Accession Number

1984.590

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae