Height: 2.500 cm (figure)
P&EE 1883 5-9 2
Room 49: Roman Britain
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.
T.W. Potter, Roman Britain, 2nd edition (London, The British Museum Press, 1997)
C. Johns, The jewellery of Roman Britain (London, UCL Press, 1996)