Silver hairpin with hand

Roman Britain, 2nd century AD
From London

Good fortune

The terminal of this silver hairpin is shaped as a hand holding a small fruit, probably intended to represent a pomegranate, which had connotations of fertility and good fortune.

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More information


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


Length: 12.300 cm

Museum number

P&EE 1934 12-10 21



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