This bow fibula has eight rings strung on a pin. Crusty green patina.
According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); 1901: inherited by Miss Charlotte Wissmann; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902
Gift of Miss C. Wissmann
Italic, Final Bronze or Early Iron Age, about 10th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 330.
Width x length: 3.5 x 6.3 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
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