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Fibula (Pin)

Object Number:
MS1516
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Bizentium
Locus:
Trench Tomb
Date Made:
799-600 BC
Early Date:
-799
Late Date:
-600
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Description:
Fibula (of leech type). Large, bronze. Decoration of concentric circles. On its pin is infilated a crystal cylinder proving its votive character and that this and similar fibulae were never intended for practical use.
Length:
9.8cm
Width:
7.5cm
Thickness:
3.7cm
Other Number:
891   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)
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Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 87-88, no. 10
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