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Historical Archive: Continental Brooches, Fibulae
fourth to eighth century


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gryphon fibula probably from Lens, Collection Guy Ladrière, Paris
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gryphon fibula probably from Lens, Collection Guy Ladrière, Paris
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bow fibulae from Dagersheim, WLM (Not available at higher resolution)
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bow fibulae from Szilágy Somlyó, silver/gold/garnet/green glass, 5th c., HNM 122/1895.2-2a.-N.83-84
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"Kaiserfibel" from Szilágy Somlyó, gold/onyx (layered chalcedony)/rock crystal/garnet/green glass, 5th c., HNM 122/1895.1.-N.70. The Szilágy Somlyó treasure has its own page with oblique view.
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cicada brooch, silver/copper alloy, 5th c. "Hunnic," Morgan 2012.2:106
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bow fibulae from Untersiebenbrunn, silver/gold/garnets/glass/enamel, early 5th c., KHM U1. For detail see KHM.
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Crossbow fibula, gilt bronze, c.450-500 Belgium or NE France, UMMA 1966/2.17
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Crossbow fibula, gilt bronze, c.450-500 Belgium or NE France, UMMA 1966/2.17
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bow fibula from M7 motorway (Hungary) grave 150: silver, gilt, and niello, late 5th c., Kaposvár. For another view see this cemetery's page.
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bow fibula from M7 motorway (Hungary) grave 269: silver, gilt, and niello, late 5th c., Kaposvár. For another view see this cemetery's page.
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eagle brooch, gold/garnet/glass/pearls/silver/gilt, late 5th-early 6th c., Ostrogothic, Morgan 2012.2:108
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bird fibula front, silver with gilding, 6th c., Chelles. For other views see Chelles.
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cross fibula with bird, bronze, 6th c. (Byzantine?), KHM VI 2773
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fish fibula, gold and garnet, 6th c., V&A M.120-1939
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eagle brooch, 6th c.? Spain? Morgan
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quatrefoil fibula from Heilbronn with Roman intaglio of Mars, 6th-7th c., WLM A1168. For gem see WLM.
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stag fibula, bronze, Lombard 6th/7th c. KHM VI 3380
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bow brooch, silver gilt/garnet/copper alloy/iron, c.500 "Eastern Germanic," Morgan 2012.2:60a or b
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eagle brooch, gold/garnet/cuttlebone, early 6th c., Morgan 2012.2:96
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bird brooch, silver/gilt/garnet/iron, c.500-550 Frankish, Morgan 2012.2:20
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disk brooch, copper alloy, c.500-550, Morgan 2012.2:75
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bow fibulae from Szentendre grave 56, c.550-70, displayed as worn, HNM
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material from Szentendre grave 56, c.550-70, displayed on reconstructed clothing, HNM
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S-brooch, copper alloy, c.550-600, Morgan 2012.2:109
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S-brooch, silver/gilt/garnet, c.550-600, Morgan 2012.2:54
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rosette brooch, silver/gilt/garnet, c.550-600, Morgan 2012.2:52
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bird of prey brooch casing, gold/garnet, c.550-early 7th c., Morgan 2012.2:55
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radiate-head bow brooches, copper alloy/gilt, late 6th-early 7th c. eastern Europe (Carpathians/Balkins?), Morgan 2012.2:79a,b
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disk fibula, gold, glass, garnet, late 6th-early 7th c., MAHSD. Not available at higher resolution.
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quatrefoil fibula, gold and garnet, 7th c., MAHSD Not available at higher resolution.
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oval fibula with center cameo bird, agate and gold, 7th c. Italy?, DO 37.26
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quatrefoil fibula from Kobern, gold with Roman intaglio and bronze back plate, 630/40-80, RLM 3068. For gem see RLM.
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disk fibula from Bad Hönningen with Roman layered blue glass intaglio of Victory, 630/40-80, RLM 35.54. For gem see RLM.
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disk brooch, copper alloy/cement/gold/garnet/glass/mother-of-pearl/iron, c.640-60, Morgan 2012.2:113