2nd or 3rd century A.D.
Legacy dimension: L: about 0.038 m., max H: about 0.02 m.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fibula in trumpet form with poppy head terminal at the narrow, catch plate end. Serpentine profile divided, toward the pin end, by a set of ridges. Pin or “trumpet” end is terminated by a perpendicular element with wire coils to which the pin is attached. Catch-plate is a flat piece of silver, roughly triangular, with the edge narrowly bent up to receive the (missing) pin. Fairly bright patina with some corrosion in spots.
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
Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan