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Pin (fibula)

The bow, a smooth arc that swells gently in the center, is ornamented with three rings with filigree decoration. The long staff has another such ring; it is likely that there was originally terminal knob at the far end.


By date unknown: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection (purchased from Derek Content); December 30, 1986; gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Italic, Classical Period, Early 4th century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae