Beaded garment pin
Tanasi, Davide; Hassam, Stephan
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
1 beaded pin : copper alloy
Pins and needles, Clothing and dress, Fasteners, 3D model
19.8 x 1.6-0.2 cm.
Eastern Mediterranean region
Physical Collection ID
Digital 3D model
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities
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.
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
Laser Scanning, Geomagic Wrap 2015
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)
Unknown, "Garment pin" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 38.