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Fibula (pin)

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Leech-shaped, with heavy bow closed underneath. The body is decorated with cross bands of carefully incised, hatched designs, four each of triangles and key pattern. The catch-plate is partly missing. The pin is broken off and may not belong.


By date unknown: with Julius Carlebach, 1040 Madison Avenue, New York (said to have been found at Strasbourg); purchased by MFA from Julius Carlebach, January 8, 1959, for $ 75.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Italic, Geometric Period, 10th–8th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 319.


Length 8.2 cm (3.2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches