Displaying a magnificently lustrous green patina, this bronze fibula is characterized by the archetypal fibula shape featuring an arched element and a pin. It also illustrates how fibulae were used. The principle is similar to that of a modern safety pin. This type of fibula was mainly used to fasten cloaks and coats.


  • Title: Fibula
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: About 800 BCE
  • Location Created: Central italy
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 13 cm
  • Provenance: © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Photographer: Günther Meyer
  • Medium: Bronze

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