9 December 2008
AN ETRUSCAN GOLD FIBULA
CIRCA MID 7TH CENTURY B.C.
Of sanguisuga form, with a hollow arched bow and long narrow catchplate, the surface embellished with fine granulation, including rows of zigzag and triangles, the bow bisected by a band of key, the long pin coiled into a spiral where it emerges from the bow
2 in. (5.1 cm.) long
with Galerie de Serres, Paris, 1980s.
French Private Collection.
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For a related example see the fibula from Narce now in the Villa Giulia, no. 99 in Cristofani and Martelli, L'Oro degli Etruschi.
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