- Museum number
Bronze fibula bow decorated with two amber segments and one segment of gold leaf decorated with chevron hatching, fixed on a modern wooden segment. Also five segments of amber in a boat shape bow and a ribbed amber bead.
- Production date
- 7thC BC
Diameter: 1.70 centimetres (bead)
Length: 2.90 centimetres (bow)
Length: 1.80 centimetres (fibula)
Width: 1.40 centimetres (fibula)
- Curator's comments
- Probably reconstructed by Castellani?
de Puma, Richard. ‘Orientalizing Jewellery from the Tomba Galeassi at Palestrina.’ Italian Iron Age Artefacts in the British Museum. Papers of the Sixth British Museum Classical Colloquium, 1982, edited by Judith Swaddling. London: British Museum Publications Ltd, 1986, p. 383-392.
Cf. Bordenache Battaglia, Gabriella with Paola Pelagatti. Gioielli antichi: dall’età micenea all’ellenismo. Rome: Edizioni Quasar, 1980, no. 9.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number