"Knee" fibula

Roman Provincial
4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: 0.031 m.; W (at shaft): 0.02 m.

Accession Number

1984.587

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Hollow cylindrical shaft is perpendicular to the solid body of the fibula which is slightly beveled, narrows down toward catch-plate, then flares out a bit at end. Pin root is inside shaft. Rectangular catch-plate of folded sheet silver. Flat disks on ends of shaft. Gray patina.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund