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07:44 Apr 2, 2004
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
History / Iberia prehistory jewellery
Spanish term or phrase: fíbulas de torrecilla
This is a prehistoric adornment, it's a brooch for holding up a tunic, but the 'torrecilla' part eluding me at the moment. Any ideas?
thanks
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Anna Moorby DipTrans
Local time: 09:07
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1an auger shellPeter Haden
4Fibulas (or brooches) found at Torrecilla
nothing
4small turret fibulas / small turret-type fibulas
Gabriel Aramburo Siegert
3pin made from an auger shell
Muriel Vasconcellos


  

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fíbulas de torrecilla
Fibulas (or brooches) found at Torrecilla


Explanation:
Torrecilla is the village where this brooches were found

Ejemplo: Fíbula simétrica de Torrecillas, lugar: El Picu Castiellu (Moriyón, Villaviciosa, Asturias), siglos II-I a.C. Bronce. Museo Arqueológico de Asturias (Uviéu). Tenido como variante A1 de La Tène I por Argente Oliver, mientras que Caprile las adscribe a La Tène II.


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fíbulas de torrecilla
an auger shell


Explanation:
Definition of 'torrecilla' in Diccionario del Español Actual (pub. Aguilar) is "Molusco gasterópodo de concha alargada, que vive en los fondos arenosos o limosos" Latin name : Turritella communis. For English definition (and picture) see website below.

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Note added at 5 hrs 16 mins (2004-04-02 13:01:02 GMT)
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The question refers to \'torrecilla\', not \'Torrecillas\'.


    Reference: http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/Turcom.htm
Peter Haden
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agree  David Brown: it's a cone shape shell latin name- turritella
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fíbulas de torrecilla
small turret fibulas / small turret-type fibulas


Explanation:

Son adornos arquitectónicos antiguos.

Las encontrarás por todos lados en la siguiente tesis doctoral:

http://www.adicomt.com/comarca/municip/aldeacen/texto01/trad...

Suerte.

Gabriel Aramburo Siegert
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pin made from an auger shell


Explanation:
No doubt about the "augur shell." Since the shell has a point, it must have served as a pin in early times -- a brooch would be something more modern with a clasp, would it not?

Muriel Vasconcellos
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