Pin (fibula) with snail

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


Dimensions

Length (max.): 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.585

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

In the shape of a snail shell. Bright patina.

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