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A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BUCKLE
A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BUCKLE
A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BUCKLE
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A MEROVINGIAN GOLD DISC BROOCH

CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY A.D.

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A MEROVINGIAN GOLD DISC BROOCH
CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY A.D.
1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Comtesse Martine-Marie-Octavie Pol de Béhague (1870-1939), Paris; thence by descent to Marquis Jean-Louis Hubert de Ganay (1922-2013), France.
Antiquités et Objets d'Art: Collection de Martine, Comtesse de Béhague, Provenant de la Succession du Marquis de Ganay, Sotheby's, Monaco, 5 December 1987, lot 41.
with Robin Symes, London, 2006.
Literature
N. Case, Art in the Dark Ages in Europe, Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1930, p. 74, no. 28.
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The elaborately shaped cells would have once held intricately cut garnet inlays - typical of Merovingian jewellery. With a sheet gold backplate and casings for the bronze pin, which is now missing.

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