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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.


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae