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Safety-pin fibula

A type of fibula made in the general form of a modern safety pin, with an acus, an arched bow, and a catch-plate. Such fibulae were made in many variations, from Scythian examples and Etruscan examples to some made in England during the Celtic Iron Age and the Roman era.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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