A hairpin (Latin: discriminale) is an antique decoration used to fasten women's clothing or hair . There were both simple hairpins without frills, and decorated with complex patterns and coinage depicting various subjects.
Roman gold pin or daisy-shaped hair ornament. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Inv. No. 571-1855. 1st-4th century AD
Stilettos, 1st century AD, Zadar, Croatia.
Roman bone hairpin, Flavian period, 1st century AD, London
Roman hairpin, Flavian period, 1st century AD, Trimontium
Women in Ancient Rome, Fibula, Hairstyles