Celtic / Roman Fibula

1st - 3rd Centuries A.D

Discovered in Europe

 

* What is a Fibula? *

A fibula is a brooch or pin for fastening garments, typically at the right shoulder. The fibula developed in a variety of shapes, but all were based on the safety-pin principle. Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. In English, "fibula" is not a word used for modern jewellery, but by archaeologists, who also use "brooch", especially for types other than the ancient "safety pin" types, and for types from the British Isles.

 

* Origins of the Fibula *

The fibula developed in a variety of shapes, but all were based on the safety-pin principle. Greek fibulae from the 7th century bc were elaborately decorated along the long catch plate: rows of animals, such as ducks, lions, and sphinxes, might be soldered on, or a frieze of animals might be worked in relief.

 

* What is the difference between a Fibula & a Brooch? *

Their descendant, the modern safety pin, remains in use today. In ancient Rome and other places where Latin was used, the same word denoted both a brooch and the fibula bone because a popular form for brooches and the shape of the bone were thought to resemble one another. Some fibulae were also sometimes used as votive gifts for gods.

 

 

Celtic / Roman Fibula

SKU: FIB - 2
$12.00Price
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