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Pair of Eagle Fibula
English: Walters 54.421 and 54.422 are a pair of superb eagle-shaped fibula found at Tierra de Barros (Badajoz, southwest Spain) made of sheet gold over bronze inlaid with garnets, amythysts, and colored glass. Pendants once dangled from the loops at the bottom. The eagle, a popular symbol during the Migration period adopted from Roman imperial insignia, was favored by the Goths. Similar eagle-shaped fibulae have been excavated from Visigothic graves in Spain and Ostrogothic graves in northern Italy, but this pair is one of the finest. These fibula would have been worn at the same time to fasten a cloak at either shoulder.
Date 6th century
date QS:P571,+550-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
(Early Medieval)
Medium gold over bronze with gemstones, glass and meerschaum

54.421: 14.2 × 7.1 × 3.2 cm (5.5 × 2.7 × 1.2 ″);

54.422: 14.2 × 7.1 × 3.4 cm (5.5 × 2.7 × 1.3 ″)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
54.421, 54.422
Place of creation Limoges, France
Object history
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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