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Greek Silver Arched Fibula - 15.1 grams

Greece, especially northern Greece, Classical period, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A beautiful silver fibula (brooch) of arched form, with four large, studded bands around its curved, half-moon shape. A spade-like form with circles stamped into it forms one end of the clasp, while an abstract anthropomorphic form with two "eyes" that look like they may have once had copper inlays forms the other end. This side has a folded over piece of silver on the back that the pin would have slotted into to hold it in place. Size: 1.6" W x 1.15" H (4.1 cm x 2.9 cm); 15.1 grams

See a very similar example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/254711

Condition: Pin is missing. Slight bending to form. Dark patina on surface, with some remains of copper and iron patina on the clasp area (perhaps this piece was abutting another piece that was not made from silver, or perhaps the pin was not made from silver).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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