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Pin (fibula) with anchor

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Anchor fibula with a poppy head terminal at the narrow end. Perpendicular pin element attached by flanges; wire coils covered above and below by flat narrow plates. Triangular catch-plate with folded pin receptacle.


By date unknown: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); November 21, 1984: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century


Length: about 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae