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Bone pins from the last third of the 4th century. © UASD / J. Mangin.
Some pinheads are spherical, pointed or pineapple-shaped, but most of them display the bust of a woman, whose head is sketchily represented by a series of engraved lines.
These hairpins were used to create a hairstyle that was popular at one time in Gallo-Roman society. The hair was twisted at the back of the neck, and then braided up to the top of the head, where it ended in a roll.
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