Pin (fibula)

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
320–280 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia, Taranto


Legacy dimension: 0.075 L. Weight: 17.39 gm (0.04 lb.)

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Medium or Technique


On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World



The bow fibula has a flat, almond-shaped arc that is decorated with a filigree pattern, the center being a rosette in a star, and each end a palmette. The clasp is a square plate decorated by a palmette in filigree.

Condition: The arc is slightly broken on each side. Otherwise the fibula is practically intact.


By date unknown: with Giuseppe Nervegna at Brindisi (with 99.371, 373, 374, 375); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: purchased of Signor. Giuseppe Nervegna at Brindisi who had the five from Squinzano where they were all found together); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund