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90   GOLD AND SILVER CASE AMULET
       VII c. A.D.
Silver cylinder is bisected by gold beaded wire in the center and on the terminals. Terminals are set with another beaded wire around dark glass cabochons with gold collars. Geometrical applications of gold sheet with punched dots simulate granulations. Two ribbed suspension loops.
L. 45 mm. 
For a similar amulet see: Ross M. C. Catalog of the Byzantine and Early Medieval Antiquities in The Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965, vol. II, cat. 179-K.
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343   PAIR OF GERMANIC GOLD EARRINGS
         V c. A.D.
         Danube region
Gold frame 14-facet bead set with glass in 4 facets of each. Hoop of solid wire tapers at one end and is attached to a polyhedral bead through ring of granulation.
 1.5” (4.1 cm).

For similar earrings see:  Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p. 21, p.108 fig.10.7; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 46; Ross M. C. Catalog of the Byzantine and Early Medieval Antiquities in The Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965, vol. II, cat. 166-E; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.252.
$ 1500

 

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81   PAIR OF GERMANIC GOLD EARRINGS
       SECOND HALF OF V c. A.D.
       Danube region
Gold frame 14-facet bead set with glass in 12 facets of each. The hoop of solid wire tapers at one end and is attached to a polyhedral bead through ring of granulation. Glass repair to one.
 1.5” (4.1 cm).

For similar earrings see:  Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p. 21, p.108 fig.10.7; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 46; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.252; Ross M. C. Catalog of the Byzantine and Early Medieval Antiquities in The Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965, vol. II, cat. 166-E.
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747   PAIR OF GERMANIC BRONZE EARRINGS
         SECOND HALF OF V -VI c. A.D.
         Danube region
The hoop of solid wire with
round cross section attached to a solid 14-facet polyhedral bead.
 1.1" (2.9 cm).

For similar earrings see:  Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. I p. 112; Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p.108, fig.10.5; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, VII, 1986, cat. 45; Seipel W. Barbarenschmuck und Römergold. Wien, 1999, p.85, #2; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.212.
$ 130

 

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83   PAIR OF OSTROGOTHIC GOLD EARRINGS
       VI c. A.D.
Each composed of barrel-shaped lower section bisected by band of pyramidal granulated clusters. Cone-shaped upper section with sheet cap, inserted with ear-wire. Coiled wire at the joining point. Cluster of granulation at the bottom.  1.6'' (4.1 cm).
 
Christie's Antiquities of New York, December 18, 1998  #314.
See:
Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.85.
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78   PAIR OF OSTROGOTHIC GOLD EARRINGS
       VI c. A.D.
Each composed of spheres bisected by band of small and large pyramidal, granulated clusters. Granulated, cone-shaped upper section with sheet cap (inserted with earwire). Coiled wire at the  joining point. Cluster of granulation at the bottom.
 
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730   GOLD AND GLASS MOUNT OR PENDANT
         last quarter of IV-beginning of V c AD,
Tear-drop flat blue glass framed by gold wall with fine granulation along the perimeter and forming triangle at the point. Silver backing plate. Thick iridescence on glass surface. L. 16mm.
  No attachment survived, therefore  it is not possible to determine its function. For similar pendant see: Banc A. L'art Byzantin. Dans les Musees de L'union Sovietique. Leningrad, 1977, cat. 93-94; For similar mount see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.179; Kiss A. Die Skiren im Karpatenbecken, inhre Sohnitze und ihre materielle Hinterlassehschaft. AH. 35. Budapest, 1983, s.122, Abb. 15.1; Werner J. 1956, B. Tafelteil. Beitrage der Archaologie des Attila- Reiches. Munchen, Taf.9,3 c; 22,6,7,8,9; Fettich N. La Trouvaille de tombe princeere Hunnique a Szeger Nagyszeksos. AH, XXXII. Budapest, 1953, pl. II,8, 10-15; XVIII, 8. 
$ 300


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473   GOLD AND GLASS MOUNT
         last quarter of IV-beginning of V c. AD,
Oval flat blue glass framed by gold wall and  wide gold band consisting of four concentric rows: fine granulation along the perimeter flanking two twisted wires, placed next to each other in opposite direction, forming a "braid".   Silver backing plate. Iridescent glass surface. 30 x 25 x 4 mm.
For similar see: Banc A. L'art Byzantin. Dans les Musees de L'union Sovietique. Leningrad, 1977, cat. 93; Dennison W. A Gold Tresuare of the Later Roman Period. London, 1918, No9, pl. XXIX, p.142.
$ 825

 

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475   ELECTRUM AND GLASS MOUNT
         last quarter of IV-beginning of V c AD
Oval blue glass cabochon framed by wall and wide electrum band consisting of three concentric rows: fine granulation along the perimeter with twisted wire in between.  Backing plate is gone, revealing yellow-gray backing paste. Glass  mended. 25 x 21 x 6 mm.

For similar see: Fettich N. La Trouvaille de tombe princeere Hunnique a Szeger Nagyszeksos. AH, XXXII. Budapest, 1953, pl. II, 10, 10-15; XVIII, 8.

$ 275

 

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732   ELECTRUM AND GLASS MOUNT
         last quarter of IV-beginning of V c AD
Oval flat blue glass framed by  wall and wide electrum band consisting of four concentric rows: fine granulation along the perimeter flanking two twisted wires, placed next to each other in opposite direction, forming a "braid".   Silver backing plate, mended. Iridescent glass surface. 26 x 22 x 3 mm.
For similar see: Banc A. L'art Byzantin. Dans les Musees de L'union Sovietique. Leningrad, 1977, cat. 93; Dennison W. A Gold Tresuare of the Later Roman Period. London, 1918, No9, pl. XXIX, p.142.
$ 425

 

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731
   FRANKISH
CLOISONNE DISK BROOCH
         late V - first quarter of VI c. A.D.

The bronze cell walls inlaid with flat, amber colored glass, blue glass in the center. Perimeter wall decorated with beaded wire. Bronze sheet-metal backing plate. 23 x 5 mm.
For similar see: Damm J. Gold schimiedearbeiten der Volkerwanderungszait aus dem horlichen Schwarzmeergebeit Katalog der Sammlung Diergardt 2. In: Kolner Yahrbuch furund Fruhgeschichte. Band 21. Berlin, 1988, s. 191, Abb. 204-205. For this particular pattern see: Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 992; Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p.189, # 20
$ 750

 

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733   FRANKISH CLOISONNE DISK BROOCH
          late V - first quarter of VI c. A.D.

The bronze cell walls inlaid with flat, amber colored glass, blue glass in the center. Perimeter wall decorated with beaded wire. Bronze sheet-metal backing plate. 17 x 4 mm.
For similar see: Damm J. Gold schimiedearbeiten der Volkerwanderungszait aus dem horlichen Schwarzmeergebeit Katalog der Sammlung Diergardt 2. In: Kolner Yahrbuch furund Fruhgeschichte. Band 21. Berlin, 1988, s. 191, Abb. 204-205. For this particular pattern see: Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 992; Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p.189, # 20
$ 450

 

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745   GERMANIC ROCK CRYSTAL POMMEL
         V-VI c. A.D.
Pentagon at top and bottom. The upper part faceted as five trapeziums. The lower part as ten identical triangles. Perforated for attachment. 1.3 x 0.7" (3.3 x 1.8 cm).
For similar see
: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p. 185, 439; Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 849
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746   GERMANIC ROCK CRYSTAL POMMEL
         V-VI c. A.D.
Elongated  hexagon at top and bottom. The upper and lower part faceted as six trapeziums joined by twelve identical triangles. Perforated for attachment. 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.7" (3.3 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm).
For similar see
: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p. 185, 439; Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 849
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734   GERMANIC GOLD AND CARNELIAN RING
         VI c. A.D. 
Thick sheet gold hoop, double grooved,  with flattened ends soldered to a round backing plate of a high box-type bezel, set with dark carnelian.  Bezel's perimeter decorated with beaded wire. L. 25 mm, 19 x 16 mm  inside.

For similar ring see: Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte Frankfurt am Main. VII, 1986, cat. 42;
$ 875

 

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471   AVAR OR GERMANIC GOLD AND GARNET RING
         VI-VII c. A.D. 
Heavy wire hoop, flattened at the ends and soldered to a round flat bezel, bordered by beaded wire; contains pyramidal garnet cabochon. Beaded wire is significantly  worn, tear  at the back-plate. L. 23 mm, 19 x 16 inside.
For similar see: Eva Garam, Katalog der awarenzeitlichen Goldgegenstände und der Fundstücke aus den Fürstengräbern im Ungarischen Nationamuseum, Budapest, 1993, taf.58.
$ 1200

 

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735
   GERMANIC GOLD AND GLASS RING
         VI c. A.D. 
Hammered thick sheet gold hoop with the ends soldered to a square backing plate of a high box-type bezel, set with flat emerald-colored glass. Bezel's perimeter decorated with beaded wire. L. 22 mm, 18 x 16 inside.

For similar bezel see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.295
$ 875

 

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459
   GERMANIC GOLD AND GLASS RING
         V c. A.D. 
Thick sheet gold hoop, double grooved,  flattened ends soldered to a round backing plate of a high box-type bezel, set with flat light green glass.  Bezel's perimeter decorated with beaded wire. Worn. L. 25 mm, 20 x 19 inside.

For similar ring see: Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte Frankfurt am Main. VII, 1986, cat. 42;
$ 1200

 

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738
   GOLD AND CARNELIAN  RING
         V-VI c. A.D. 
Wire hoop, flattened at the ends and soldered to round backing plate. Carnelian cabochon inlay in high box setting on a larger base with beaded wire perimeter. L. 24 mm, 18 x 17 mm inside.
For similar see: Kubitschek W. Grabfunde in Untersiebenbrunn. Jahrbuch fur Altertumskunde, Bd. 5. Wien, 1911, Taf. 1,6,7; Banc A. L'art Byzantin. Dans les Musees de L'union Sovietique. Leningrad, 1977, cat. 103.
$ 750

 

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210   GERMANIC GOLD AND GLASS RING
         LATE VI-VII c. A.D. 
Thick sheet gold hoop, double grooved,  flattened ends soldered to a square backing plate. Light aqua-colored glass inlay in high rectangular box setting on a larger base with beaded wire perimeter. L. 26 mm, 17 x 20 mm inside.
See commentary: Rudolph W. A Golden Legacy - Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection, cat. # 93; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.295.
$ 1750

 

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737   GOLD AND SILVER RING
         V c. A.D. 
Heavy wire silver hoop, flattened at the ends and soldered to a gold, round, flat backing plate. Blue glass inlay in high cylinder, gold box-type setting on a larger base with gold beaded wire perimeter. L. 27 mm, 18 x 17 mm inside.
For similar see: Banc A. L'art Byzantin. Dans les Musees de L'union Sovietique. Leningrad, 1977, cat. 103.
$ 400
 

 

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742  OSTROGOTHIC OR NOMADIC GOLD APPLIQUES
         FIRST HALF OF V c. A.D. 
Gold foil, hammered over a matrix. Relief contours and details enhanced by beaded borders. Pierced holes on some. Up to 18 mm.
For similar see: Kubitschek W. Grabfunde in Untersiebenbrunn. Jahrbuch fur Altertumskunde, Bd. 5. Wien, 1911, Taf. V,6,14,16; Damm J. Gold schimiedearbeiten der Volkerwanderungszait aus dem horlichen Schwarzmeergebeit Katalog der Sammlung Diergardt 2. In: Kolner Yahrbuch furund Fruhgeschichte. Band 21. Berlin, 1988, s. 173-175, Abb. 176-178. For archaeological parallels of similar Germanic Tribes' gold appliques see comments: Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p.106, 104.
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N49   GERMANIC AMBER NECKLACE
        
  VI century A.D.
Composed of thirty-three irregularly shaped amber faceted beads.
L. 20.3" (51.6 cm).
For similar beads see: Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 851, 922, 1006; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p. 241, 447.
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421   OSTROGOTHIC GOLD AND GLASS NECKLACE
         second half of VI c. to first half of VII c. A.D. 
Composed of nine gold triangles and dark blue glass beads. Triangles consist of hollow, ribbed  tubes gradually decreasing in length, soldered together. Outside length: 19” (48.3cm).
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44   PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
       VI c. A.D.
Oval hoop, open-ended, made of wire with oval cross section, widening towards  perpendicularly cut end, decorated with incised rings.  2.6".
For a similar bracelet see: Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 41; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.61, 183, 185, 193, 210, 212; Seipel W. Barbarenschmuck und Römergold. Wien, 1999, p.85, #5.
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697   PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
LATE V to VI c. A.D.
Cast, solid, massive D shaped hoop with round cross section, drastically widening towards perpendicularly cut ends. One end on each bracelet has a diametrical slot. 2.4" x 3.1"(6 x 7.8 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.168; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 40; Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. I p. 483, p.217.
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696   PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
LATE V to VI c. A.D.
Cast, solid, massive D shaped hoop with round cross section, drastically widening towards perpendicularly cut ends. 2.4" x 2"(6 x 5.2 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.168; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 40. Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. I p.483, p.217.
$ 475

 

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692   GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
LATE V to VI c. A.D.
Cast, solid, massive D shaped hoop with round cross section, drastically widening towards perpendicularly cut ends. 2"x 2.7"(5.2 x 6.8 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.168; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 40; Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. I p. 483, p.217.
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486   PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
LATE VI to VII c. A.D.
Oval hoop, open-ended, made of wire with oval cross section, widening towards  perpendicularly cut end, decorated with incised rings. Other end with pinch mark, left by tool.  This pair seems to be made by cutting one large bracelet in half in medieval times.   1.7" x 1.4"(4.4 x 3.6 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 41; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.61, 183, 185, 193, 210, 212; Seipel W. Barbarenschmuck und Römergold. Wien, 1999, p.85, #5.
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695   GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
V to VI c. A.D.
Solid oval shaped hoop with round cross section, open ends accentuated with increased diameter and raised ridge. 2.6" x 2.1"(6.7 x 5.4 cm).
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482   PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
VI -VII c. A.D.
Solid oval shaped hoop with oval cross section, widening towards perpendicularly cut ends.. 2.4" x 2"(6 x 5.2 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: ; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 41. Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II, cat. V.5.18, IX.3.1.
$ 325

 

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689   PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS
        
VI c. A.D.
Cast oval shaped hoop with round cross section, the diameter of which gradually increases towards the open ends and towards the middle, accentuated with raised ridge.
2.5" x 2"(6.4 x 5 cm).
See: Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II, cat. III.1.15.; Ross M. C. Catalog of the Byzantine and Early Medieval Antiquities in The Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965, vol. II, cat. 179-G.
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699   GERMANIC BRONZE BRACELET
        
VI to VII c. A.D.
Solid oval hoop with oval cross section,  widening towards perpendicularly cut ends. Broken and repaired (soldered) in medieval times. 2.4" x 3"(6.1 x 7.5 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.137; Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 40. Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II, cat. V.5.18, IX.3.1.
$ 50

 

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703   GERMANIC BRONZE BRACELET
        
VI - VII c. A.D.
Cast oval hoop with oval cross section, gradually increases towards perpendicularly cut ends, decorated with incised rings.. 2.2" x 2.3"(5.6 x 5.8 cm).
For a similar bracelet see: Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte. Frankfurt am Main, 1986, cat. 41; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.61, 183, 185, 193, 210, 212.
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