Roman pins were probably used to facilitate the elaborate female hairstyles of the period. The hair would have to be twisted and coiled, to prevent the smooth pin from falling out. Examples of hair pins have been found in a wide array of materials, such as bone, bronze, glass, and stone. Most were decorative in design, occasionally boasting ornate figurative heads in the shape of animals, plants, or people.
Roman Bone Pins
A varied and interesting group of Roman bone pins, probably used as hair adornments, but possibly as dress adornment pins.
D. Length 6.9 cms.
Condition: Very fine condition, complete and intact.