A GREEK GOLD FIBULA, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK GOLD FIBULA, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
with spiral spring of two turns and slender leech-shaped bow decorated in the center with a ribbed ring with finely-ribbed borders, a smaller similar ring at the each end, the two disks on the pin probably once flanking a cylindrical pasta vitrea bead, the top of the catch-plate with finely engraved geometric ornamentation.

Length 11.1 cm.

Price available on request

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PROVENANCE
Jan Mitchell (1913-2009), New York, probably acquired in the 1960s or earlier
by descent to the present owner

CATALOGUE NOTE
Cf. Treasures from the South of Italy, exh. cat., 1999, p.162; 226-227, pl. 41; also compare F. H. Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman,in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum, 1911, no. 1404, and Laura Breglia, Catalogo delle Orificerie del Museo Nazionale di Napoli, 1941, p. 33, pl. X, nos. 2,5 and 6.

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