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Fibula (Pin)

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Object Number:
48-2-307
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Chiusi
Date Made:
2nd century - 4th century
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
399
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Frog
Description:
Frog. Black patina with traces of green. Pin is missing. Frog was cast, and the edges were never trimmed so that it is completely surrounded by a rough edge. On its back are ridges forming a ladder in which to set enamel or paste decorations. Frog's toes are marked by grooves.
Length:
4.2cm
Width:
2.7cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harold) Paumgarten
Other Number:
326   -   Collector Number
L-2-257   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 59-60, no. 204
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[Catalogue] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 205-206, no. 213; p. 366, fig. 151
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