Fibula profiled, silver, Roman thread needle

Item number: 21116

The cloakpin - much more than just a simple clip

Category: Fibulae & Buttons

29,90 €
≈ £ 27.48

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping (Warenpost)

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Shipping time: 2 - 3 days




Zinc 92.95%, Aluminium 4%, Magnesium 0.05%, Copper 3%

Shipping weight:
0,02 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width ):
3,50 × 1,50 cm

A decorative jewelry and closing device at the same time - the Roman Fibula

Anyone in ancient Rome who wanted to keep the clothes of their toga or tunic together simply used the Roman Fibula. It was also very effective for when you wanted to close your cloak or coat in a safe and decorative way. These unique metal brooches were used similar to buttons or buckles. Therefore, it was possible to decorate the fabric very ornamentally and impressively. Fibulas have the practical functions of today's safety needles and back in the days they were an indispensable commodity.

A pretty brooche that always accomplishes its objective

Most of them were made of bronze or various other metals, either elaborately and efficiently decorated or kept fairly simple and straightforward. This practical and representative jewelry was available in countless variations and designs! The Roman cloakpin was also very popular as a decorative hairpin, because it was possible to secure your headgear with it. Anyone who could afford it carried a Roman Fibula that was richly decorated with magnificent pearls or ornaments.

But also needles with lavish inlays, such as precious mother-of-pearl and marvelous stones, were often displayed on the clothes of the Roman population.

  • Based on an original Teutonic find 
  • A material from pure bronze and silver-plated
  • From the 1st and 2nd century after Christ 
  • For the fixation of Roman garments
  • Manufactured with great attention to historical detail

A metal cloakpin - much more than just a simple clip

This everyday object was regarded as a useful utensil as well as an embellishing accessory and prestige object! Roman fibula served not only as functional buckles or closing devices, they also fulfilled an important function as a significant symbol bearer. This was the case, for example, for impressive insignia or deserved awards! Thus, many Roman officers have always carried an ornamental fibula, which was unmistakably attached to their military coat.

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