Beaded garment pin
Finely worked shaft tapers from the head end to a point. The head was created by sliding a bead over the point and along the shaft until it could go no further. The bead is round and bears traces of white, which may indicate the presence of lead. The head of the shaft is hollow as can be seen by looking down on the bead from above. The sharp point is clearly inscribed with a spiral groove for at least 1.5 cm.
Copper Garment Pin
19.8 x 1.6-0.2 cm.
Digital 3D model
Eastern Mediterranean region
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
Physical Collection ID
citation/reference: Colt Archaeological Institute, Excavations at Nessana; Susan Auth, Ancient glass at the Newark Museum. Color: Green, white encrustation on the dark grey head. View description: Side view.
Unknown, "Garment pin" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 38.
Laser Scanning, Geomagic Wrap 2015
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)