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 deities.
Larger Roman Bone Hair Pins
Two Ancient Roman bone pins, probably used as hair or dress adornments.
A. Length 10.3 cms.
B. Length 10.8 cms.
Condition: Very fine condition, complete and intact.