Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Macedonia
Overall: 3 x 6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.) Overall: 17.42 gm (0.04 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
A fibula of the Macedonian or millwheel-type. The catch takes the form of a hippocamp, and there are facing lion-skins on either side of the catch-plate. There are a series of petals in five groups on the bow, and some of these have been broken off. Others are cracked. The gold pin appears to belong, although most fibulae of this type have bronze pins.
By date unknown: with Tassos Zoumboulakis; September 22, 1965: purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund