- The Collaborative Numismatics Project
  Explore Our Website And Find Joy In The History, Numismatics, Art, Mythology, And Geography Of Coins!!! NumisWiki Is An Enormous Unique Resource Including Hundreds Of Books And Thousands Of Articles Online!!! The Column On The Left Includes Our "Best of NumisWiki" Menu If You Are New To Collecting - Start With Ancient Coin Collecting 101 NumisWiki Includes The Encyclopedia of Roman Coins and Historia Nummorum If You Have Written A Numismatic Article - Please Add It To NumisWiki All Blue Text On The Website Is Linked - Keep Clicking To ENDLESSLY EXPLORE!!! Please Visit Our Shop And Find A Coin You Love Today!!!

× Resources Home
Home
New Articles
Most Popular
Recent Changes
Current Projects
Admin Discussions
Guidelines
How to
zoom.asp
Index Of All Titles


BEST OF

AEQVITI
Aes Formatum
Aes Grave
Aes Rude
The Age of Gallienus
Alexander Tetradrachms
Ancient Coin Collecting 101
Ancient Coin Prices 101
Ancient Coin Dates
Ancient Coin Lesson Plans
Ancient Coins & Modern Fakes
Ancient Counterfeits
Ancient Glass
Ancient Metal Arrowheads
Ancient Oil Lamps
Ancient Pottery
Ancient Weapons
Ancient Wages and Prices
Ancient Weights and Scales
Anonymous Folles
Anonymous Follis
Anonymous Class A Folles
Antioch Officinae
Aphlaston
Armenian Numismatics Page
Augustus - Facing Portrait
Brockage
Byzantine
Byzantine Denominations
A Cabinet of Greek Coins
Caesarean and Actian Eras
Campgates of Constantine
Carausius
A Case of Counterfeits
Byzantine Christian Themes
Clashed Dies
Codewords
Coins of Pontius Pilate
Conditions of Manufacture
Corinth Coins and Cults
Countermarked in Late Antiquity
Danubian Celts
Damnatio Coinage
Damnatio Memoriae
Denomination
Denarii of Otho
Diameter 101
Die Alignment 101
Dictionary of Roman Coins
Doug Smith's Ancient Coins
Draco
Edict on Prices
ERIC
ERIC - Rarity Tables
Etruscan Alphabet
The Evolving Ancient Coin Market
EQVITI
Fel Temp Reparatio
Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth
Fibula
Flavian
Fourree
Friend or Foe
The Gallic Empire
Gallienus Zoo
Greek Alphabet
Greek Coins
Greek Dates
Greek Coin Denominations
Greek Mythology Link
Greek Numismatic Dictionary
Hellenistic Names & their Meanings
Hasmoneans
Hasmonean Dynasty
Helvetica's ID Help Page
The Hexastyle Temple of Caligula
Historia Numorum
Holy Land Antiquities
Horse Harnesses
Identifying Ancient Metal Arrowheads
Illustrated Ancient Coin Glossary
Important Collection Auctions
Islamic Rulers and Dynasties
Julian II: The Beard and the Bull
Julius Caesar - The Funeral Speech
Koson
Kushan Coins
People in the Bible Who Issued Coins
Imperial Mints of Philip the Arab
Later Roman Coinage
Latin Plurals
Latin Pronunciation
Library of Ancient Coinage
Life in Ancient Rome
List of Kings of Judea
Malloy Weapons
Maps of the Ancient World
Military Belts
Mint Marks
Monogram
Museum Collections Available Online
Nabataean Alphabet
Nabataean Numerals
The [Not] Cuirassed Elephant
Not in RIC
Numismatic Bulgarian
Numismatic Excellence Award
Numismatic French
Numismatic German
Numismatic Italian
Numismatic Spanish
Parthian Coins
Patina 101
Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet
Paleo-Hebrew Script Styles
Phoenician Alphabet
Pi-Style Athens Tetradrachms
Pricing and Grading Roman Coins
Reading Judean Coins
Representations of Alexander the Great
Roman Coin Attribution 101
Roman Locks
Roman Militaria
Roman Military Belts
Roman Mints
Roman Names
romancoin.info
Rome and China
Satyrs and Nymphs
Scarabs
Serdi Celts
Serrated
Siglos
The Sign that Changed the World
Silver Content of Parthian Drachms
Star of Bethlehem Coins
Statuary Coins
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Syracusian Folles
Taras Drachms with Owl Left
The Temple Tax
The Temple Tax Hoard
Test Cut
Travels of Paul
Tribute Penny
Tribute Penny Debate Continued (2015)
Tribute Penny Debate Revisited (2006)
Tyrian Shekels
Uncleaned Ancient Coins 101
Vabalathus
Venus Cloacina
What I Like About Ancient Coins
Who was Trajan Decius
Widow's Mite
XXI

   View Menu
 

Hod Hill Fibula Group

Named after a site in Britain, this group of fibulae originated with the Romano-Celtic populations of northern Gaul and was introduced into Britain with the Roman conquest. These hinged bow fibulae come in a huge variety of forms. In fact, few are exactly the same. They are usually divided into those with side projections (lugs or knobs) and those without, and then sub-divided based on their decoration. The were mostly tinned, or partly tinned, though the tinning does not always survive. A few have copper wire inlay inset into the bow.

Dates: c. AD 1 - 100. They flourished AD 20 - 80.

Distribution: Gaul, Britain; Rhine and Danube Limes. They are common on Roman military sites.


Hod Hill Fibulae with Side-Lugs

Hod Hill Fibulae with Two Side-Lugs

Typology: fibula, bow fibula, British fibula

References: Riha 5.7; Ettlinger 34; Hull 61-69

Dates: c. AD 35 - 80

Notes: The pair of knobs can be at the bottom of panel (Hull 61), at the middle of the panel (Hull 62), or at the top of the panel (Hull 63).


Image: Hod Hill fibula with a pair of knobs at the bottom of the panel - hence type Hull 61.  The panel has four notched ridges and was silvered.  The foot is diamond shaped with punch-mark design and small flat foot knob.  The head is made of rolled/folded plate with a slot for the pin which is a modern replacement on this example.  (Berserker collection.)


Hod Hill Fibulae with Saw-Fish Sides

Typology: fibula, bow fibula, British fibula

References: Hull 74, Ettlinger 32.

Dates: mid 1st c AD.

Notes: With many knobs down each side.



Hod Hill Fibulae without Side-Lugs

Typology: fibula, bow fibula, British fibula

References: Riha 5.14; Hull 60; Ettlinger 31

Dates: later 1st c AD, c. AD 50 - 100

This Hod Hill fibula lacks any side knobs.  It has a double ridge down the center of the bow, two lateral ridges, a triangular foot, and a blunt foot-knob.  (Jay GT4 gallery)


Hod Hill Fibulae with Highly Molded Bow

Typology: fibula, bow fibula, British fibula

References: Ettlinger 19; Riha 5.12

Dates: c. AD 1 - 100


Hod Hill Fibulae with Raised Bow Edges


Hod Hill Fibulae with Niello Decoration on Bow

Dates: late 1st c AD


References

Ettlinger, E. Die rmischen Fibeln in der Schweiz. (Bern, 1973).
Hull, M. "The Brooches at Bagendon" in E. Clifford, Bagendon, a Belgic Oppidum (1961). pp. 167 ff.
Riha, E. Die rmischen Fibeln aus Augst und Kaiseraugst. (1979). PDF

All coins are guaranteed for eternity