Roman Glass centre –Boss Brooch, 4th century, found in Yorkshire with some gilt still visible
Roman brooches with a fastening pin are also known as fibulae (singular fibula). There is a large variety of different
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Some Roman brooches were functional and used, like a safety-pin, to secure clothing but others were purely decorative and attached to clothing for their appearance.
Roman brooches were made from a wide range of different substances including copper alloy and precious metals, sometimes with inlaid enamels, glass, semi-precious stones or a contrasting metal. They had a metal pin for attachment to clothes.
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