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Pin (fibula)

Italic
Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.


Accession Number

1986.980

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

The bow, a smooth arc that swells gently in the center, is ornamented with three rings with filigree decoration. The long staff has another such ring; it is likely that there was originally terminal knob at the far end.

Provenance

By date unknown: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection (purchased from Derek Content); December 30, 1986; gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan