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Silver hairpin with hand

100/199

British Museum

British Museum

The terminal of this silver hairpin is shaped as a hand holding a small fruit, probably intended to represent a pomegranate, which had connotations of fertility and good fortune.

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  • Title: Silver hairpin with hand
  • Date Created: 100/199
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 123.00mm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Registration number: 1934,1210.21
  • Place: Excavated/Findspot London
  • Period/culture: Romano-British
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Donated by Christy Fund

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