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Fibula - Trumpet Design - Spring Pin

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Fibula-Trumpet-BroochIt should be easy enough to understand why this design of fibula or brooch is called a trumpet brooch. These are reproductions of 1st century Roman brooches classified as Kraftig-Profilierte variants by Richard Hattatt. Fibulae were the safety pins of their day and simpler versions of this type of fibulae were found at Birka Sweden and throughout the eastern Baltic. It is likely this type of brooch was brought from Byzantium (the eastern Roman Empire) to eastern Scandinavia along the Rus trade routes.

55mm x 20mm or 2 1/8" x 3/4"  Bronze

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