1st-3rd century AD, the time of Christ. Bronze, just under 2” length of Bow fibula form with medial crest and the pin rest intact. The terminal has a distinct cross with central starburst and probably belonged to an early Christian, during the time of persecution. The original garment pin patented two millennia later as the “safety pin. Serving as jewelry as well as a garment fastener.

Stock Number: A3064

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