Small bronze brooches, souvenirs of the Vikings' European travels. Viking Age.

Small bronze brooches, souvenirs of the Vikings' European travels. Viking Age.

Huge Viking bronze brooch, c. 8th-9th century AD. Comprised of a large, flat disc with notch and pin. Round incised details around the front surface. Great copper-green patina. Big 43 mm (1 5/8") diameter. Found in Latvia

Huge Viking bronze brooch, c. 8th-9th century AD. Comprised of a large, flat disc with notch and pin. Round incised details around the front surface. Great copper-green patina. Big 43 mm (1 5/8") diameter. Found in Latvia

Merovingian looped fibula. Early medieval Europe. Mid-sixth century C.E. Silver gilt worked in filigree, with inlays of garnets and other stones.

Merovingian looped fibula. Early medieval Europe. Mid-sixth century C.E. Silver gilt worked in filigree, with inlays of garnets and other stones.

BROOCH - Silver gilt, with niello, set with garnets Frankish; 6th century.

BROOCH - Silver gilt, with niello, set with garnets Frankish; 6th century.

Merovingian, 6th century AD  Said to be from the cemetery at Herpes, Charente, France.- CHILPERIC 1°-2)BIOGRAPHIE. 2.1 ENFANCE. 2.1.3: EDUCATION D'UN PRINCE FRANC, 2: Chilpéric, outre le francique, parle le latin, et a peut-être des notions de grec et d'hébreu, grâce au contact des juifs de sa cour. Il apprend l'art de la guerre au cours des parties de chasse qui lui permettent de pratiquer les bases du combat, le préparant ainsi à ses futurs batailles.

Merovingian, 6th century AD Said to be from the cemetery at Herpes, Charente, France.- CHILPERIC 1°-2)BIOGRAPHIE. 2.1 ENFANCE. 2.1.3: EDUCATION D'UN PRINCE FRANC, 2: Chilpéric, outre le francique, parle le latin, et a peut-être des notions de grec et d'hébreu, grâce au contact des juifs de sa cour. Il apprend l'art de la guerre au cours des parties de chasse qui lui permettent de pratiquer les bases du combat, le préparant ainsi à ses futurs batailles.

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