The fibula, synonymous with elegance

The inhabitants of Pantalica were very fond of elegance, as shown by the exquisiteness of some fibulae found in the area.
A fibula, the forerunner of the modern safety pin, is a brooch with a safety catch, formerly used to secure a cloak on your shoulders and keep it from falling off.

The more refined and elaborate this object was, the greater the prestige of the wearer, and so it became a symbol of the inhabitants’ social status.
The creation of flat brooches led to experimenting with more and more elaborate techniques, such as a fibula with knots, or an L-shaped arch shape, influenced by the Phoenicians.