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Fibula in form of a crossbow

Catchplate formed of sheet silver folded over; ridge at joint with narrow part of bow which widens out to second ridge and broad curving band with recessed area for (missing) inlay. Slender beveled shaft, with knobs at ends and groove at center where stump of pin remains, is attached...

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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

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Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

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


Legacy dimension: L: about 0.056m., max W: 0.037m.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae