Merovingian Iron Belt Buckle and Fitting

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 October 2016
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During the 600s CE, supplies of oriental garnets failed and gold and silver grew scarcer. As a result, Frankish jewelers turned to a decorative technique of inlaying designs and silver wire. These often imitated patterns used earlier in garnet cloisonne (inlaid cells) decoration, and were used on iron brooches, belt fittings, and weapons. Merovingian, circa 600s CE. From modern-day France; the fitting came from Marne Region while the belt was found in Bréban. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 04). Merovingian Iron Belt Buckle and Fitting. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5788/merovingian-iron-belt-buckle-and-fitting/

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