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The bow fibula has a flat, almond-shaped arc that is decorated with a filigree pattern, the center being a rosette in a star, and each end a palmette. The clasp is a square plate decorated by a palmette in filigree.


By date unknown: with Giuseppe Nervegna at Brindisi (with 99.372, 373, 374, 375); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: purchased of Signor. Giuseppe Nervegna at Brindisi who had the five from Squinzano where they were all found together); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, 320–280 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Taranto, Apulia, Italy


Length: 8.8cm (3 7/16in.) Weight: 18.31 gm (0.04 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae