No. G 180, G 181
Date Range: G 180: late-Flavian up to the reign of Marcus Aurelius; G 181: late-Flavian/ Trajan
G 180: L. 7,6 cm; W. 2,6 cm; H. 2,5 cm; G 181: L. 7,5 cm, W. 2,7 cm, H. 2,7 cm
Material: Bronze
Description: G 180: bipartide fibula; on the reverse of the catch-plate wavy line and wolf tooth design
G 181: monomial fibula; on the reverse of the catch-plate wavy line and wolf tooth design
Provenance: unknown
Not published.

Fibula type "Norican-Pannonian"

Fibulas were an important element of dressing in ancient times. They came down to us not only in material evidence but also as illustrations on tombstones. These two fibulas belonged to the Norico-Pannonian women´s dress. They were worn in pairs on the shoulders to fix a sleeveless dress, which was worn over a long shift dress. The dress was kept together with a belt worn around the hip.

(S.L.)

Bibliography

G180: Almgren 236h; G181: Almgren 236g
J. Garbsch, Die norisch-pannonische Frauentracht im 1. und 2. Jahrhundert, MünchBeitrVFG 11 (1965)
Ch. Gugl, Die römischen Fibeln aus Virunum (Klagenfurt 1995)

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