The original garment pin patented two millennia later as the “safety pin”. Bronze, 1 3/8” length, of small delicate form probably for a delicate woman’s garment. This example distinguished by being complete as made with its cross pin and delicate pin seat intact. In our experience, less than 1% survives unbroken. Its simplicity also suggests its use on a garment of quality from which a larger or fancier fibula would detract. C.4th-6th century.
Stock Number: A3401

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