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Silver hairpin with figure of Venus

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British Museum

British Museum

Venus, a goddess often venerated by women, is shown here in this tiny silver casting. She stands on a small Corinthian capital in a classic pose, leaning on a pillar while fastening her sandal.

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  • Title: Silver hairpin with figure of Venus
  • Date Created: 1/199
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Subject: myth/legend; classical deity
  • Registration number: 1883,0509.2
  • Place: Excavated/Findspot London
  • Period/culture: Romano-British
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Purchased from Price, J E

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