Seller: timemachine314 (7,251) 100%, Location: Columbia, Missouri, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352773868764 Byzantine Ornate Fibula w/ Christian Symbols 6th-9th AD Here we have a complete and decorated Byzantine Fibula with crosses throughout the piece. It features a complete pin and designs on the face of the fibula. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire up until the Ottoman conquest of the 15th century. Like the Romans, Byzantines wore tunics and other clothing that required pins to hold them up. These pins often signaled social status, not unlike the luxury brands of today. Size: 44.5mm x 13mm or about 1.75 x 0.5 inches Why Choose Us: The Time Machine has been on eBay since 1995! Mark E. Reid, Ed. D has owned the company for over 40 years. His extensive numismatic experience as well as ancient artifact experience has let him pick out only the best pieces from collections and suppliers around the world. He now operates his company online through eBay and Vcoins as well as through various coin and artifact shows throughout the United States and abroad. His son Harrison has now joined in an apprenticeship to learn the business. Shipping Information Domestic: Free USPS First Class ShippingInternational: $9.99 to most international locationsWe do not ship to: Israel, Syria, Iran, North Korea Combining Shipments: We can combine shipments based on size and weight. If you combine a free shipping item and a paid shipping item, you will only pay shipping on the item that requires paid shipping. If you want to combine international shipments, please send us a message before payment. Returns We try to give the most accurate pictures and description possible to avoid returns. As such we have a less than 1% return rate. We only accept returns if the item does not match the description and pictures given. Questions? Comments? We deal with all eBay related questions and concerns through the eBay messaging system. We will return your message within 48 hours excluding holidays.