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Bronze hollow leech fibula with elongated catch-plate. Catch-plate almost entirely missing, raised and slightly expanded bow with wide opening on lower side. No spring coils, pin end flattened and attached to bow with a rivet (probably restored in antiquity); the rest of the pin has a circular section. Deeply incised decoration on bow: transverse parallel grooves at each side, a few longitudinal and transverse lines visible in central zone. Small parts missing. Smooth dark green patina. The fibula is heavily worn from use.
- Made in: Italy
- Length: 8 centimetres
- Weight: 39 grammes
Sestieri & MacNamara 2007
See Prehistorische Bronzefunde XIV, forthcoming, XXVII. 1 (210a) A, no. 3832, provenance unknown (quite similar, with small lateral protrusions), ‘Grandi fibule a navicella scanalata, con staffa lunga’. Probably a south Italian piece.
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