Fibula

Roman
Roman Imperial Period
2nd or 3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D: about 0.038 - 0.04 m.; L. of pin: 0.03 m.

Accession Number

1985.935

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Fibular in the shape of a ring, broken at one place and with the ends curled back so it forms an “omega”. The pin is a pointed shaft with its head a round loop moving freely around the ring. Ring is beveled. Zigzags in relief on the pin-loop and deep incisions on the curled-back “feet” of the “omega”.

Provenance

By 1985: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection (said to come from Yugoslavia); gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, December 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan