Romanesque Copper Favor Brooch


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The Romans used pins to keep their clothes fastened and for decoration. Enamelled pins were especially popular, with colorful geometric designs being found all over the Empire. Many of them had loops for hanging charms or to perhaps connect to another pin with a small chain, like a festoon.

This pin is made from copper etched with a geometric design based on Roman examples. In place of glass enamel, I’ve used alcohol-based inks to add color. Blue and red was a common color combination.

Length: 1 1/2 inches


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