Roman Hairpin

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Mark Cartwright
published on 02 October 2013
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A Roman hairpin made from bone, second half of the 4th century CE. One of the two busts at the head has broken off. The inscription reads 'Petronia Florian(u)s'. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 02). Roman Hairpin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Hairpin." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 02, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Hairpin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Oct 2013. Web. 29 Nov 2021.