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The pin is topped by a thick, disk-shaped plaque, which suggests a flower. It has a central sub-spherical button surrounded by eight slightly convex tongues or petals with double contour lines. The edge of the upper surface is bordered with beading and a plain ridge. The thick edge of the...

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By date unknown: Content Family Collection, U.K. (previously in a private European collection); by April 2002: with Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., 984 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021; purchased by MFA from Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., June 26, 2002

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Orientalizing Period, 650–575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Greece, the Peloponnesos


Length: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; solid cast, with beading and incision


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment