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Quadruple-spiral pin (fibula)

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Four large spirals form a square; over this is a large, four-pointed star, on the center of which is a bird. Green patina with brownish (cleaned) surfaces.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Suessula.); January 2, 1913: gift to MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Italic, Orientalizing Period, about 700 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 333.


Height x width: 12 x 12 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae