Romano-Celtic Diamond-Shaped Silver Fibula

£ 200.00

A Romano-Celtic silver bow fibula featuring an elongated diamond-shaped rhomboid bow and an original and intact pin. The fibula displays a nicely rendered geometric decoration comprising incised lines, forming a cross to the centre of the brooch’s bow. Further incised geometric decoration to the plate’s edges.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Condition: Complete and intact with nice pale green patina to the surface.


Product Code: CES-15
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Fibulae or brooches were originally used in Ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire for fastening garments, such as cloaks or togae. The fibula designs developed into a variety of shapes, but all were based on the safety-pin principle. The Roman’s conquests spread Roman culture and therefore the use of the fibula, which became the basis for more complicated and highly decorated brooches, modelled in bronze, silver and gold and further enriched with precious and semi-precious gemstones. Fibulae are the most common artefact-type in burials and settlements throughout much of the continental Europe. By the Middle Ages, the Roman safety pin type of fibula had fallen into disuse.

To learn more about the different types of fibulae, visit our relevant blog post: Roman and Celtic Fibulae.

Dimensions L 8 cm



Southern Europe