Archaeological Collection

Dress pins

Dress pins
Item name:Dress pins
Dating:9th–8th century BC
Dimensions:l. 9–20 cm
Findspot:Ostrožnik, Mokronog
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Bronze dress pins with either a small vase-shaped, a ribbed or a rolled head, such as these from the urn cemetery at Ostrožnik in Mokronog, were characteristic items of the male dress at the transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age (9th–8th centuries BC).


1. Dress pins, bronze, l. 19,8 cm, Inv. No. P 2667.
2. Dress pins, bronze, l. 17,1 cm, Inv. No. P 2666.
3. Dress pins, bronze, l. 17,5 cm, Inv. No. P 2670.
4. Dress pins, bronze, l. 14,7 cm, Inv. No. P 2671.
5. Dress pins, bronze, l. 9 cm, Inv. No. P 2672.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 267, pp. 216, 250

On display in the Permanent Exhibition