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Fibulae

Fibulae

500s-600s

Part of a set. See all set records

Cast silver, parcel-gilt, with niello

Overall: 10.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm (4 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2000.119.1

Description

A woman of high rank might have worn these twin fibulae on her shoulders, one fastening her inner garment on the right, the other her outer garment on the left. She might also have suspended them from her belt as decorative ornaments.

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