26 - 27 October 2004
A GREEK LATE GEOMETRIC BRONZE PLATE FIBULA
SECOND HALF OF 8TH CENTURY B.C.
The fibula with five faceted biconical beads and an enlarged, flat fragmentary catchplate, with incised decoration on each side, the obverse with a horse facing left, a waterbird rests on its back, traces of another below, within hatched borders, the reverse with hatched meanders and traces of central figure, pin missing
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
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