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A bird head-shaped terminal of the silver pin with traces of gilding and a silver disc brooch, richly ornamented with garnets, without a pin and a spring. The objects belong to the ornaments of the Early Merovingian culture and were manufactured presumably in northern France.

The nature of the objects indicates that they could have been part of the inventory of the richly furnished Merovingian grave. The place of their origin has not been yet identified. In Anton Friedrich Büsching’s work (Erdbeschreibung. Dritter Theil, welcher Portugal, Spanien und Frankreich enthält), published in 1788, a place name “Montedur” might refer to a town of Monteux, located in Provence near Avignon.

There is no information. The ornaments could have been obtained by the Silesian Museum of Antiquities and Handicraft in the 1930s which is currently continued by the Museum of Archaeology in Wrocław. It is also possible that these objects came from one of the Silesian museum collections that had been dispersed as a result of World War II.


470/480 – 520/530 AD

Museum collection:

the Museum of Archaeology, branch of the City Museum of Wrocław

by P. Madera

Exhibition organised by:

mns uw

Project co-organised by:

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