Glass pin. Period: Imperial; Date: 1st-4th century A.D; Culture: Roman; Medium: Glass; drawn and tooled; Dimensions: Overall: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm);

- Image ID: XA057P
Glass pin. Period: Imperial; Date: 1st-4th century A.D; Culture: Roman; Medium: Glass; drawn and tooled; Dimensions: Overall: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm);
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Image ID: XA057P
Glass pin. Period: Imperial; Date: 1st-4th century A.D; Culture: Roman; Medium: Glass; drawn and tooled; Dimensions: Overall: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm); Classification: Glass; Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874-76 / Colorless with slight greenish tinge. Solid globular head, tooled in on two sides at base; slender neck; broader, triangular shaft at top, with vertical tooling indents on two sides, tapering into cylindrical shape. Intact, except for end of pin where point may be missing; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling and slight creamy weathering with iridescence. Pin used for the hair, not as a dress pin.; Provenance: From Cyprus