Silver hairpin with figure of Venus

Roman Britain, 1st or 2nd century AD

Venus, a goddess often venerated by women, is shown here in this tiny silver casting. She stands on a small Corinthian capital in a classic pose, leaning on a pillar while fastening her sandal.

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Bibliography

T.W. Potter, Roman Britain, 2nd edition (London, The British Museum Press, 1997)

C. Johns, The jewellery of Roman Britain (London, UCL Press, 1996)

Dimensions

Height: 2.500 cm (figure)

Museum number

P&EE 1883 5-9 2

BCB63877

Location

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