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Trumpet-form pin (fibula)

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Fibula in trumpet form with knobbed head; serpentine profile. Catch-plate is at narrow end which is divided from flaring pin end by a rounded ridge. Small sphere with a little knob finishes the narrow end. Pin emerges from a broad wire coil which is attached to the wide end by a flange.


Said to come from Yugoslavia; by date unknown: Stojan Kacarov Collection; 1985: purchased by Jonathan H. Kagan from Stojan Kacarov; October 23, 1985: gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.


L: about 0.05m., max. W: about 0.024m., L. of pin: about 0.043m.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae