A fibula is an ancient fastener, first developed in the Bronze Age, used mostly to fasten clothing or cloaks. Though the name ‘fibula’ originally was used only for pins of Roman origin, it has come to be used for any ancient fastener with an elongated body and a hinge or spring attaching the pin. This is, in fact, the ancient predecessor of the modern safety pin.
This pin is based on a Roman trumpet design from the 1st. century A.D.
This fibula is hand cast bronze and measures 2 long x .75 wide