Zinc 92.95%, Aluminium 4%, Magnesium 0.05%, Copper 3%
Enchanting profiled Roman fibula
This Roman fibula is a replica of an original Germanic find. The vigorously-polished fibula served to secure the women's attire, the peplum. It was worn on the shoulder, and was of course also used as a type of jewellery. The Germanic find has been dated to the 1st or 2nd century AD. The Roman fibula was especially popular in the Germanic provinces. It was made of bronze and, as the name implies, vigorously polished.
How the Roman fibula is made
Made from bronze, the Roman fibula is a genuinely unique piece, just like the original, because the mould is only used once. The first step in the production is the creation of a wax mould. This is coated or covered with embedding compound to create the green form. After the so-called melting out of the green form, in which a cavity is formed, the molten bronze is poured into the mould. The liquid metal filling the mould is at a temperature of about 1300 degrees.
The penultimate step is to break the mould so that the raw casting in bronze can be removed. Now the recreated Roman fibula needs to be vigorously polished to achieve its full beauty.
- Replica of an original Germanic find
- Material: Bronze
- 1st-2nd century AD
- To secure women's clothing
- Very costly work
- As a gift or for a vivid lesson
The Roman fibula is an ideal gift for different occasions as it works very well as a lady’s brooch. In addition, it is a great visual aid for the teaching of history. This replica of a Roman fibula is a true masterpiece of Roman craftsmanship, for this reason, it can be very useful in the classroom. The production of the main bodywork is also of great interest.
The Roman fibula which puts everyone under its spell
Don’t hesitate, the Roman fibula is guaranteed to enchant you. Buy it for yourself or as a gift for the lady in your life. Wherever you wear it, this unique piece of jewellery, made of bronze, is sure to be the topic of conversation.
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