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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1984.588

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae