Pin (fibula) with anchor

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century


Dimensions

Length: about 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.588

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Anchor fibula with a poppy head terminal at the narrow end. Perpendicular pin element attached by flanges; wire coils covered above and below by flat narrow plates. Triangular catch-plate with folded pin receptacle.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund