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A fibula of the Macedonian or millwheel-type. The catch takes the form of a hippocamp, and there are facing lion-skins on either side of the catch-plate. There are a series of petals in five groups on the bow, and some of these have been broken off. Others are cracked. The gold pin appears to...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Tassos Zoumboulakis; September 22, 1965: purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, Late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Macedonia, Greece

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.) Overall: 17.42 gm (0.04 lb.)

Accession Number

65.909

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae