- Museum number
Oval fibula bow composed of three amber segments and two segments of gold leaf decorated with chevron hatching, fixed on modern wooden segments. Part of the bronze bow, catch-plate and pin remain.
- Production date
- 7thC BC
Length: 3.10 centimetres (catchplate)
Length: 3.70 centimetres
Width: 2.60 centimetres
- 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