Agora Object: BI 666
Inventory Number:   BI 666
Section Number:   Η 695
Title:   Bone Pin Fragments
Category:   Bone & Ivory
Description:   Six fragments of a large hairpin (?).
a) part of curve at top preserved; broken smoothly on shank.
Rounded ends circular in section, thickest at curve.
b) curved section, split and worn.
c) shank section split along grain, or else point of pin: oval end with flat undersurface.
d) some oval and flat under surface preserved. Shank slender in diameter.
e) shank section.
f) slender shank section.
For fragments b-f no direct joins are possible.
Two distinct shaft diameters (0.0004 and 0.0003m.) suggest two pins, but original shape was probably the same.
Late Helladic II-III.
Context:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb at north side of Temple of Ares. Fragment a) found in lip of pot no. 12.
Notebook Page:   1459-1469, 1475
Negatives:   Leica, XLVI-90
Dimensions:   P.L. a) 0.03, b) 0.02, c) 0.028, d) 0.02, e) 0.0014, f) 0.001; Diam. d) (shank) 0.003
Date:   11 May 1951
Section:   Η
Deposit:   J 7:2
Period:   Mycenaean
Bibliography:   Hesperia 24 (1955), pp. 216-217, fig. 8, pl. 76, no. 32.
    Agora XIII, p. 190, pl. 40, no. VII 32.
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 24 (1955)
Deposit: J 7:2
Notebook: Η-8
Notebook Page: Η-8-96 (pp. 1526-1527)
Card: BI 666
Card: BI 666