Pair of Greek fibulae
Pair of heavy, silver fibulae from the British museum. They were found in Greece.
The British museum has these listed as 1st to 4thc. They also have an near exact pair that date from 400BC, so clearly this design was in use for a long time.
The fibulae are bow-shaped and have four cog-wheel beads on the arc. The catch-plates are surmounted by two capstans and decorated with two rows of imitation twisted wire. The hinge-plates are incised with a palmette with an imitation twisted wire above. Traces of the bronze pins remain. Apart from the capstans, the fibulae are solid. The originals were connected by a long chain.
They measure about 9cm long and are available as a pair and in silver or silver plated brass