Fibula

Roman
2nd or 3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: about 0.038 m., max H: about 0.02 m.

Accession Number

1985.743

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

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.

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