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Knee fibula

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Knee fibula with a curved, ridge back. Narrow end decorated with a small conical knob and fitted with a perpendicular catch-plate with a notch cut out to receive the (now-missing) pin. At wide end, cylindrical tube is attached to flat underside of curving "bell;'' groove at center of tube into...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

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

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: about 0.046m., max. W: 0.028m., H. of catch-plate: 0.02m.

Accession Number

1985.745

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae