Fibula (Pin)

300s BCE
Overall: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Location: 102D Pre-Roman
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This fibula was cast in three parts, the bow and pin, plaque, and bead, using the lost wax method.

Description

This gold fibula consists of a leech-shaped bow attached to a pin, a plaque, and a biconical bead. A nine-petaled flower tops the bead. The fibula was likely used to fasten clothes by gathering fabric together. Unlike silver and bronze, gold does not easily tarnish.
Fibula (Pin)

Fibula (Pin)

300s BCE

Etruscan

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