The original garment pin patented two millennia later as the “safety pin”. Bronze, 2” length, of delicate form probably for a delicate woman’s garment. This example distinguished by being complete as made with its cross pin intact. In our experience, less than 1% survives unbroken. ”Knee brooch” form with figured basal expansion curved to join the spring and its fastening pin. Worn on the shoulder. C.4th-6th century.

Item ID: C1030

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