A LARGE PAIR OF GEPIDIC SILVER FIBULAE
circa 5th century a.d.
Both with elaborate head-plates, the sides with knobbed appliqus with scrolling, the end with a figure 8-shaped appliqu with projecting knob in the form of a stylised animal head with raised eyes, originally set with stone or glass (one preserved), the knotched bow with a lunette plaque where it joins the head-plate and a triangular plate where it joins the elongated spatulate foot, the pin and catch-plate preserved on the reverse
9 in. (24.8 cm) long, each (2)