Seller: timeofvik (4,130) 99.6%, Location: EU, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192028861219 Details: Ancient Old Ornament Bronze Fibula Brooch"Handshake"Material: bronzeDiametr: 47 mmWeight 12,2 gr.A fibula is an ancient brooch. Technically, the Latin term, fibulae, refers to Roman brooches; however, the term is widely used to refer to brooches from the entire ancient and early medieval world that continue Roman forms. Nevertheless, its use in English is more restricted than in other languages, and in particular post-Roman brooches from the British Isles are just called brooches (for example, the penannular brooches), where in German they would probably be fibulae. Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners by buttons in the Middle Ages. Their descendant, the modern safety pin, remains in use today. In ancient Rome and other places where Latin was used, the same word denoted both a brooch and the fibula bone because a popular form for brooches and the shape of the bone were thought to resemble one another. There are hundreds of different types of fibulae. They are usually divided into families that are based upon historical periods, geography, and/or cultures. Fibulae are also divided into classes that are based upon their general forms. Fibulae were originally used to fasten clothing. They represent an improvement on the earlier straight pin which was less secure and could fall out. While the head of the earlier straight pin was often decorated, the bow or plate of the fibula provided a much increased scope for decoration. Among some cultures, different fibula designs had specific symbolic meanings. They could refer to a status or profession such as single woman, married woman, man, warrior, or chief. Some Roman-era fibulae may symbolize specific ranks or positions in the Roman legions or auxiliary. In some cultures, fibulae were worn in pairs and could be linked by a length of chain.Please check the picture carefully. You receive what you see, nothing more, nothing less. If there is a part that you don't see in the picture, that is because it's not included. We do our best to describe the item, but please note that you purchase the item AS it IS showed on a picture.If You Have Any Questions- Please Ask BEFORE Bidding !!!Try other items !!!Be sure to add me to your favorites list !!! Terms of Sale: 1.I accept PayPal. Please pay in 3 days time or contact me if you need more time and have reasonable causes for payment delay. If no response after winning the item in 4 days time – will open case in the resolution center. 2.Shipping charges for international shipping depend on the package weight : Items with package up to 001-100g (0-0.22Lb) - 6 $101- 249gr(0.22-0.55 lb) - 8 $250- 499g r(0.55-1.1 lb) - 14$501-999gr( 1.1-2.18 lb) - 22$1000-1999gr(2.18-2.41 lb) - 40$ The charges are used according to Latvian Post international shipping charges. International bidders you are responsible for customs duties and fees they are not included in shipping cost. 3.Combined shipping. To be used if you buy items during 5 days period (please contact me and remind if you would like to wait a little bit).I will combine and calculate shipping in the invoice according to package weight.Please see the rates (weight measurments) mentioned aboveIf you buy 3 and more (>=three) items I have to add +2 $ for handling charges in the invoice.A small fee is added to shipping cost to help cover the cost of insurance and packaging materials. 4.Shipping time. Will ship after full payment received in 1-5 business days.As these items are located in Europe, please remember about overseas shipment. It may take longer time.5. Returns will gladly be accepted if the item has been misrepresented. Buyer pays return shipping. Please ask questions prior to bidding.6.Feedback: If you are satisfied with your items and my service, await you positive feedback and 5 star rating. You will receive your feedback after leaving feedback for me. I advise you to contact me first if you are not satisfied with my service !!!I'm free to contact !!! !!! Welcome! Own Your Piece Of History !!! FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE!