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Lyre-form pin (fibula)

Fibula in openwork lyre form. Gently curvilinear cross-bars at top, c-curved verticals down through the center and an elaborately bowed bottom element with a ridged knob at the lowest point.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

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

Dimensions

Length: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.749

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae