This pin measures one and a quarter inches from end to end.
A fibula is an ancient fastener, first developed in the Bronze Age and 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 mighty little pin is one continuous piece of brass. The details are amazing ,from the hand coiled spring to the hand forged body to the clasp which was hammered flat and then curled to perfection so it cradles the pin.