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Fibula (Pin)

Object Number:48-2-307
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 2nd century - 4th century
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 399
Length: 4.2 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:326 - Collector Number
L-2-257 - Old Loan Number


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.


[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 59-60, no. 204View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] 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.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 205-206, no. 213; p. 366, fig. 151View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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