Merovingian looped fibulae
Time Period: Mid 6th century
Material: Silver gilt worked in filigree
Facts: Fibulae (singular: fibula) are brooches that were made popular by Roman military campaigns. They all consist of a body, a pin, and a catch. Ornate fibulae became all the rage in the early middle ages, and are one of the most commonly found objects in barbarian* grave sites.