spoookyscary: Gold disc brooch, Merovingian, p…

spoookyscary:

Gold disc brooch, Merovingian, probably from Germany, late 6th. The brooch is made in cloisonne technique with garnets and glass, adopted from Eastern Mediterranean jewelers by the Franks, Goths, Lombards and other “barbarians”. The wearing of single disc brooches developed in the 6th and 7th centuries as costume fashions changed under Byzantine influence.