Byzantine Period: items of dress adornment
Fibulae are an important part of Late Antique clothing and are also part
of Roman military equipment. The provenance of the following pieces is not
recorded, but it is possible that they were found at Shurafa,
where the presence of Roman military units is attested. Fibulae of the 'crossbow
type' are very common in the fourth century AD in all parts of the Roman empire.
(click on the images for a larger picture)
For an Late Antique depiction of the general Stilicho wearing a fibula click here
buckles (they are often parts of military uniform)
Riha 1979: 169-172 (typology of Roman fibulae, including discussion of the crossbow type - called here 'Zwiebelknopffiebeln)
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