Fibula

Roman
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: 0.029m.; H. of knee: 0.015m.; L. of pin: 0.02m.

Accession Number

1985.753

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Silver. Angular “knee” fibula with beveled body; knob at catch-plate end, “knee” joint marked by incision at angle. At bottom of “knee,” a flat loop through which passes a cross-piece wound with wire (spring?) to which the pin is attached. Knobs on ends of cross-piece and at joint of loop and knee. Some polish left on surface; some dark spots.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan