established 1942

Merovingian stamped sheet silver fibula MEROVINGIAN STAMPED SHEET SILVER FIBULA

With a cross, and inscription: ANDEBERTVS F W DEO EI; bronze backing.
Lacking needle.

7th Century AD

Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.4 cm.)

Ex English private collection, acquired in the 1990s.
Ex Frank Sternberg, Zurich; Gorny & Mosch 111 (2001), no. 3202.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2008, no. 160.

Cf. a similar representation of Christ see Merowingerzeit, Die Altertümer im Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 1995, p. 112, pl. 102.



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