9 December 2008
A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR COILS AND A FIBULA
CIRCA MID 7TH CENTURY B.C.
The hair coils each formed from a length of plain wire coiled into a spiral, each end split into two strips enclosing an undulating wire framed by twisted wire, terminating in triangular bosses framed by twisted wire; the fibula of sanguisuga form, with a hollow arched bow and long narrow catchplate, the pin coiled where it emerges from the bow
Fibula: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long (3)
with Galerie de Serres, Paris, 1980s.
French Private Collection.
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For related hair coils see the pair from Cerveteri now in the Villa Giula, no. 78 in Cristofani and Martelli, L'Oro degli Etruschi.
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