Lyre-form pin (fibula)
2nd–3rd century A.D.
H: 0.037 m.; max. W: 0.023 m.
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Horizontal bar at top with upturned ends and knob-topped element at center. C-curved verticals down through center joined at bottom by a “V”. Large half-circle at bottom with a concave knob beneath lowest point. Pin attached to spring coil. Excellent condition.
By date unknown: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); Nov. 21, 1984: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund