Trumpet-form pin (fibula)
2nd–3rd century A.D.
L: about 0.05m., max. W: about 0.024m., L. of pin: about 0.043m.
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Fibula in trumpet form with knobbed head; serpentine profile. Catch-plate is at narrow end which is divided from flaring pin end by a rounded ridge. Small sphere with a little knob finishes the narrow end. Pin emerges from a broad wire coil which is attached to the wide end by a flange.
Said to come from Yugoslavia; by date unknown: Stojan Kacarov Collection; 1985: purchased by Jonathan H. Kagan from Stojan Kacarov; October 23, 1985: gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA
Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan