Buckles, 1st century A.D., Suhadole

Published: 20.10.2020

The buckles were found in 2000 in a Roman well in Suhadole. Their intended use was binding clothes together and were primarily worn by women. The women’s attire in the Roman times consisted of two parts – a tunic was worn below and a garment, bound together by a fibula, was worn on top. Occasionally, a third fibula was worn on the chest, as a brooch.

Men used the fibuli to bind the cloak, which was a part of the traditional costume. The fibuli were worn on the shoulders.

It is most likely that they were put in the well as an offering to the water god, not that they were lost.