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Fibula in the shape of a cross-bow

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Fibula in the shape of a cross-bow, the back segmented by ridges. Section of bow near the catch-plate shaped like a stylized dolphin, the dorsal fin scalloped. Catch-plate formed of folded sheet silver. Knob decorates segment at opposite end which terminates with a perpendicular cylinder to...

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

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Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Roman, 2nd or 3rd century A.D.


L: about 0.053m., max. W: about 0.026m.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae