Roman Fibula - tiny
Roman Fibula - better
Roman Fibula - better still!
PAS: A cast copper alloy stud. The head is circular in plan and is flat, with rounded edges. The upper surface of the head is decorated with an inlaid niello border and a similar inlaid outline of a quatrefoil. Inetgral to the reverse of the head there is a sub-circular shank which is only fragmentary. The break is not recent. The surface has a mottled incomplete mid green patina. It measures 27.17mm diameter, 10.05mm wide and weighs 10.8g.
The stud is probably of a Roman date, and studs such as this were used to decorate furniture for example at this time.