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Fibulae, ancient safety pins, had a long history in the ancient world, beginning in the late second millennium B.C. in Europe and Greece. The flat arc of this fibula is cast as a semicircle with the addition of hollow studs applied as decoration on the arc and its catch and terminals; the pin is added. This piece is one of the most characteristic of Phrygian fibulae of the second half of the eighth century B.C.

Fibula, Bronze, Phrygian

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