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Historical Archive: Continental metalwork
datable within sixth century, and 7th to 8th century


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conical brooch with snakes, bronze, 6th-7th c., OHM C230
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Gourdon Chalice and Paten. Gold, turquoise, red glass, and garnet, c.500, CdM. These works have their own page.
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gold bracteate, Denmark c.500, Hermitage OH-З-Aз-5838
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buckle, bronze/glass/mother of pearl, Ostrogothic c.500-50, KHM VI 5349
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prob. Gundomar II (524-32), Burgundian pseudo-imperial gold tremissis of Justinian, obverse, Hermitage
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Gundomar II (524-32), Burgundian Pseudo-imperial gold tremissis, reverse, Hermitage
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Theodahad (534-36) Ostrogothic copper 10 nummi, obverse, Hermitage OH-З-91831
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Theodahad (534-36) Ostrogothic copper 10 nummi, reverse: Victory, Hermitage OH-З-91832
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Theudebert I (534-48), Frankish pseudo-imperial gold solidus, SMBMünz 18202273
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buckle from Visigothic Spain, bronze with garnets, green glass, and mother-of-pearl, c.535-60, CMA 2001.119
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Baduila (Totila, 541-52), Ostrogothic copper 10 nummi, reverse: Totila, Hermitage OH-З-115056
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Baduila (Totila, 541-52), Ostrogothic copper 10 nummi, obverse: Felix Ticinum (Pavia), Hermitage OH-З-115057
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Leovigild (573-86), gold Visigothic tremissis, obverse, Hermitage OH-З-Aз-96 or 97
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Leovigild (573-86), gold Visigothic tremissis, reverse: Cordoba bis optinuit, Hermitage OH-З-Aз-96 or 97
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Daniel and Habakkuk buckle, bronze, region of Mâcon, late 6th c., MAN. For color see MAN.
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pierced disk with rider, tinned copper alloy, 7th c., area of Amiens, BM 1891,1019.57
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arm band from Zamárdi grave 517, silver, 7th c., Kaposvár. For contiguous images see this grave's page.
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earring from Zamárdi grave 517, gold, 7th c., Kaposvár. For additional views see this grave's page.
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finger ring from Zamárdi grave 517, silver, 7th c., Kaposvár. For contiguous images see this grave's page.
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sheath for a knife, silver, with copper alloy chain, from Zamárdi grave 517, 7th c., Kaposvár. For another view see this grave's page.
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strap end from Zamárdi grave 517, obverse, sliver, 7th c., Kaposvár. For another view see this grave's page.
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Christ as rider, α ω, gold ring fr. Chelles, 7th c., MAN 14158
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ring, gold/sapphire, prob. 13/14th (or *7th c.), Sens CT TC D3 122, which has its own page
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Throne of Dagobert, bronze; 7th? and 9th c., CdM 65. This work has its own page.
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reliquary from province of Namur, prob. Beauraing, copper alloy on oak, 7th/8th-c., MRAH B005717-001. For oblique reverse see MRAH.
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bird of prey head fr. Åker, shield plaque, bronze/gilt/garnet/white metal/iron, c.600? OHM C4903
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birds: girdle or satchel fitting, copper alloy, c.600-670, Morgan 2012.2:112. For detail see Morgan.
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Burgundian buckle, iron/silver/brass, c.650-700, Morgan 2012.2:56
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arm band from Andernach, silver gilt and garnets, 2nd half of 7th c., LMM N5620 (Not available at higher resolution)
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pierced disk with ring, bronze, 2nd half of 7th c., LMM
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Wamba (672-80), gold Visigothic tremissis, obverse, Hermitage
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Wamba (672-80), gold Visigothic tremissis, reverse: Toleto pius, Hermitage
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gryphon belt mount, copper alloy tinned, late 7th-early 9th c. Avar, Morgan 2012.2:84
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disc-on-bow fibula, brass/gilt/lead/iron/tin, 8th c., OHM T41, which has its own page
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reliquary, silver and copper gilt with glass on wood core, 8th century(?), Cluny Cl. 13968. This work has its own page.
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strap end, 8th c. (late Avar), Szekszárd
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belt buckle, 8th c. (late Avar), Szekszárd
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buckle, copper alloy, 8th c. Hispano-Visigothic or early Umayyad, Morgan 2012.2:67
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animal interlace plaque converted to a brooch, bronze/gilt, fr. Billingstad, Akershus, 8th c., OHM C29928
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bronze fitting with animal interlace fr. Åker, Akershus, 8th c., OHM C16021
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Nagyszentmiklós treasure, gold, 700-750?, KHM VIIb. For more views and companion works see Nagyszentmiklós.
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Nagyszentmiklós treasure, gold, 750-800?, KHM VIIb. For more views and companion works see Nagyszentmiklós.
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cross, copper and silver, 8th-9th c., Sens CT C.207. This work has its own page.
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Portable reliquary, copper gilt, glass, and ?amber on wood core with leather strap, prob. late 8th c., Sens CT F.63.70. This object has its own page.