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Enameled Gepids Brooches, ca. late 5th Cent

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Mayadigger:
Ave!

Just sharing for your edification and enjoyment as these are not often seen in this condition.

Enameled copper alloy for all

Each of these feature enameled T-bar flanked with engraved circles and dots, to either side, peripheral lugs.

#1 - 32mm/4.7gm. Zoomorphic with Bird heads. Unusually complete with the original clasp intact and rarely seen.

The next three examples all have red enameling in the T-bar.

#2 - 31 x 31mm/6.9gm. Red enameled T-bar flanked with engraved circles and dots; to either side, peripheral lugs. Below, raised dome with white enamel flanked by peripheral lugs.

#3 - 31 x 25mm/6.9gm. Red enameled T-bar flanked with engraved circles and dots; to either side, peripheral lugs. Below, sharply engraved raised dome with blue and white enamel flanked by peripheral lugs. Beneath, attachment clasp missing.

#4 - 27 x 27mm/3.6gm. Red enameled T-bar flanked with engraved circles and dots; to either side, peripheral lugs. Below, raised dome with white enamel flanked by peripheral lugs. Beneath, attachment clasp.

SC:
Wow.  Nice pieces.

SC

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