Fibula with curved bow of spiral coils - ROM2010_11487_1


Fibula with curved bow of spiral coils

Medium:Hammered silver wire
Geography: Attributed to the Balkan or Danubian provinces
Date: 2nd-mid 3rd century AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
1.7 x 6.3 x 3.3 x 1.4 cm, 17.75 g
Object number: 918.5.27
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionA fibula was used as a fastener to secure a cloak, shawl or over-garment. It was usually placed on the shoulder of the wearer, pinning and holding the ends of the garment together. Sometimes they were worn in pairs.
Roman World
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