TEN ROMAN AND MEROVINGIAN BROOCHES
circa 1st-6th century a.d.
Including eight Roman enamelled bronze brooches of various forms, together with a Merovingian silver brooch, the semi-circular head plate with five projecting knobs, the foot with a circular projection on each side set with garnet, and a Merovingian S-shaped gilt bronze brooch, each end terminating in the head of a bird, the eye set with glass, the body chip-carved
2 in. (5 cm.) long for the largest (10)