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Bronze thickened and lowered arch fibula with symmetrical catch-plate. Large catch-plate, partly missing. Bow thickened and slightly lowered. Incised decoration on bow: groups of transverse parallel lines between plain areas. Two-coiled spring; pin broken. Dull green patina with areas of corrosion.
- Made in: Italy
- Length: 5.7 centimetres
- Weight: 28 grammes
Sestieri & MacNamara 2007
Close to Osteria dell’Osa 1992, 362, pl.36, type 38o, phase IIB. Prehistorische Bronzefunde XIV, forthcoming, XIII (85) B, no. 1248, from Sala Consilina (Salerno), Campania, tomb S. Nicola 10, ‘Fibule ad arco ingrossato e ribassato, con decorazione a fasci di linee incisi, tipo S. Nicola’.
Bibliography: Bietti Sestieri 1986, ‘Fibulae’, 9,no. 30 with incorrect Registration number, and fig. p. 22.
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