Selection of Roman bone hairpins

Selection of Roman bone hairpins
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Selection of bone hairpins. This group of Roman hairpins are made of bone and are decorated with hand terminals. The hands either hold a symbolic object, for example an egg or a pomegranate, or were made into a gesture to ward off bad spirits. These bone pins were found in various parts of London.

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43 AD - 410 AD
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© Museum of London

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