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Pin head composed of disc with turned edges above five globes of increasing size. Remains of rusty iron shaft below.


By date unknown: according to the entry in Sculpture in Stone and Bronze: possibly found on the road from Boiotia to Delphi with 1975.364, 1975.365, and 1975.812; by October 1974: in the trade according to Peter Sharrer; purchased by Peter Sharrer, Ancient Art, Inc., 72 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450, October 1974; purchased by MFA from Peter Sharrer, September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 090.


Height: 2.95 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches