Merovingian Radiate-Headed Brooch

Illustration

Irina-Maria Manea
by British Museum
published on 09 February 2022

Gilt-silver radiate-headed brooch; semi-circular flanged head-plate, moulded with punched decoration; foot-plate expanding to rounded end with opposed profile bird head terminals; chip-carved geometric and linear decoration; runic characters incised on back of foot-plate. Inscription in runes: iku wifa gam [..]; ik/wifa/ugam[.]; or: ik/ugam[.]/wifa. A person (Wifa?) probably named in the inscription.

6th century, Germany

The British Museum, London, United Kingdom

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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