Fibula of crossbow type
4th century A.D.
Legacy dimension: L: 0.045 m.; W (shaft): 0.038 m.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Originally gilded. Bowed body has beveled sides and central groove with beaded wite set in. Ridges around edge connecting with catch-plate. Shaft with knobbed ends perpendicular to bow contains root of pin. Traces of gilding overall, especially on shaft knobs, central groove and beading and back of catch-plate.
By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, Nov. 21, 1984
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund