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Pin (fibula) with snail

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In the shape of a snail shell. Bright patina.

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 A.D.

Dimensions

Length (max.): 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.585

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae