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Fragment of bronze, flattened triangular fibula with symmetrical bow; leech-shaped swelling at the apex flanked by small, slightly biconical beaded bosses; one arm of the bow tapers to a triangular catch-plate (part of the catch is missing); remains of remains of junction of bow and now-missing pin heavily corroded along with rest of fibula.

AN241728001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1896,0201.226

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Bronze 1949

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011a 1.3
Bronze 1949
Giesen 2001 p. 66, cat. no. 6 and pl. 8
Murray, Smith and Walters 1900 p. 81, Tomb 1, no. 2; p. 68 & fig. 94

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Object types
fibula (all objects)

Materials
bronze (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
hammered (all objects)
cast (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Kourion, 'Site A' (Kaloriziki), tomb 1 (scope note | all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Limassol (district),Kourion)
Date
750BC-500BC
Period/Culture
Cypro-Archaic (scope note | all objects)


Description
Fragment of bronze, flattened triangualar fibula with symmetrical bow; leech-shaped swelling at the apex flanked by small, slightly biconical beaded bosses; one arm of the bow tapers to a triangular catch-plate (part of the catch is missing); remains of junction of bow and (now-missing) pin heavily corroded along with rest of fibula.

Dimensions
Length: 8 centimetres (max)


Curator's comments
Giesen's Type III fibula (Giesen 2001, pp. 65-76); see also Gjerstad SCE IV/2, p. 144 (type 3) & fig. 25.


Acquisition date
1896

Acquisition name
Excavated by Turner Bequest Excavations, Curium (biographical details | all objects)
From Turner Bequest Excavations, Curium (biographical details | all objects)
Funded by Emma Tourner Turner (bequest) (biographical details | all objects)


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