A New Type of Early Iron Age Fibula from Albania and Northwest Greece

by John K. Papadopoulos

Hesperia, Volume 79, Issue 2
Page(s): 233-252
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40835486
Year: 2010


This article presents a hitherto unknown type of Early Iron Age fibula from Lofkënd in Albania, together with related examples from Kënet in northeastern Albania and Liatovouni in northwestern Greece. Dubbed the “Lofkënd type,” this group of fibulae can be securely dated to the late 10th or 9th century b.c. The author discusses the evidence provided by archaeological context, as well as the date, distribution, and cultural affinities of the new type.