2nd–3rd century A.D.
Legacy dimension: L: about 0.031m.; W. of coil: about 0.018m.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Decorated with a dove which forms the back, its head over the catch-plate, its tail covering the wire coil to which the pin is attached. Twisted wire coil to which the pin is attached. Twisted wire filigree edging around the flattish oval body; fine notches in the flat, spade-like tail. Rectangular flat catch-plate bent up at edge to receive pin. Grayish patina with dull patches, some areas of encrustation under body and on coil.
By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, Nov. 21, 1984
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund