There is no girdle, the arms are bare, no fibulae are shown.
They are far from being loose or trailing; no pins or fibulae appear.
The Spartan evidence for the pin and fibulae covers the later range of dates.
There are no pins or fibulae visible; the upper garment hides the girdle, if girdle there be.
Brooches of the safety-pin type (fibulae) were extensively used in antiquity, but only within definite limits of time and place.
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If fibulae were metal clasps, however, we have several varieties of ancient fibulae that might have been used for closing wounds.
Fibulae, often of the “kettle-drum” form, take the place of the Bronze age pin.