Authentic Ancient Medieval Bronze Brooch Fibula. Circa 12th to 15th Century AD. A dig find from the Baltic Sea Region, near Ventspils Town, Latvia along with items ref. 4512 and 4513
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 5.8 gr
Technically, the Latin term, fibulae, refers to Roman brooches; however, the term is widely used to refer to brooches from the entire ancient and early medieval world that continue Roman forms. Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age.