Monday, 21 November 2016

Turin: crossbow fibula of Constantine

A unique Late Antique Crossbow Fibula stolen from Turin which, due to its two inscriptions can be dated precisely to AD 306-7:
CONSTANTINE CAES VIVAS and HERCULI CAES VIVAS




Length 8 cm

Source: Carabinieri Database Codice Bene: 11565[3] / Nr. Bollettino 8

Published: Barbara Deppert-Lippitz, A Late Antique Crossbow Fibula in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Bulletin, pp. 49ff, figure 10. Link http://www.metmuseum.org/pubs/journals/1/pdf/1513025.pdf.bannered.pdf

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