The Pin, a Special Connection. An essay by Julia Wild

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Published: 18.09.2017
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The pin unites, the clasp secures and the bow or front decorates this union. Thus the pin is actually the basis for the interpretation of the fibula or brooch as a symbol, which for thousands of years has stood for love, friendship, and faith. Aware of this level of meaning, the narrator Herodot had the women use the symbol of loyalty to kill the messenger, perceived as disloyal.

Article published in the book To the Point by Daniela Malev.