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« on: July 10, 2015, 03:30:44 pm »

Ave,

Copper alloy; 35mm/10.1gm

I can find no reference for this odd, arrow-shaped brooch. In hand, it actually looks like an arrowhead with a phallus point...?

No clue. Help!

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Kevin

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 03:38:55 pm »

Hi Kevin,

It is looking like a big Fly , so called "Zikada" or "Cicada"

and you can see the Numiswiki:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=zoomorphic%20plate%20fibula

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 04:54:22 pm »

Ave Quads,

I'm always happy to learn from the masters.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 10:50:24 pm »

Yes, Q is exactly right.  

Cicada fibulae were made by Romans, Germans and Huns and I don't know enough yet to tell them apart.  Maybe one day.

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 05:30:26 pm »

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 02:15:22 pm »



I will be working on this one soon.  Any tips beyond what we have in NumisWiki?

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 04:19:47 pm »

No.  I have still not found a good source that shows the differences between Roman era and later ones.

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 03:17:48 pm »

Ave!

Here is another example -

Zoomorphic Cicada/Fly Brooch, Germanic Tribes, ca. 5th - 6th Cent. AD

Copper alloy; 40mm/10.2gm, green patina with copper highlights, pin intact but not moveable.

No.  I have still not found a good source that shows the differences between Roman era and later ones.

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Same here.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 11:58:57 pm »

Nice one Kevin.. Thumbs Up

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