The slender greenish-brown metal object tapers from the head to the sharp point. The head end has eight lobes which suggest a sharply involuted sphere, sometimes referred to as a poppy seed head. There is a forged hole 3.5 cm. below the head. A collar surrounds and reinforces the hole. Incised bands on the shaft extend to the hole and below it for 0.4 cm.
Copper Toggle Pin
15.4 x 1.5-1.0 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
View description: Side view. Condition: Excellent. The 3D model of this object was created under the supervision of Dr. Davide Tanasi.
Unknown, "Garment pin" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 6.
Laser Scanning, Geomagic Wrap 2015
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)