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Lyre-form pin (fibula)

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


Dimensions

H: 0.037 m.; max. W: 0.023 m.

Accession Number

1984.591

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Horizontal bar at top with upturned ends and knob-topped element at center. C-curved verticals down through center joined at bottom by a “V”. Large half-circle at bottom with a concave knob beneath lowest point. Pin attached to spring coil. Excellent condition.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); Nov. 21, 1984: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund