Straight Pin

c. 500 BCE
Location: 102D Pre-Roman
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This pin was likely used to pin back women’s hair.


This gold straight pin is topped with a red glass bead set in a finial. Braided gold wire and granulated triangles surround the bead. Tiny spheres forming more triangles decorate the underside of the finial, some perhaps lost. The pin is gently twisted below the finial. Although it appears to be garnet, the bead in this pin was determined to be glass after close examination by two gemologists from the Natural History Museum.
Straight Pin

Straight Pin

c. 500 BCE


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