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Fibula (Pin)

Object Number:48-2-178
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Provenience: Italy
Perugia
Date Made: 699-650 BCE
Early Date: -699
Late Date: -650
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Length: 8.8 cm
Thickness: 3.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:140 - Collector Number
L-2-272 - Old Loan Number

Description

Fibula ("a sanguisuga"). Green patina was cleaned to metal in 1966. Under patina were found three small ancient bronze patches either from correcting defects in the casting or from pour holes. Bronze is pocked. Arc is preserved with part of catch; the spring and pin are missing. Not solid bronze.

Bibliography:

[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: p. 23, no. 41View 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. 61-62, no. 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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