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FRANKISH Anonymous (375 - 750) Fibula. - refers to Roman brooches; from the entire ancient and early medieval world that continue Roman forms. Unlike modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic/Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners by buttons in the Middle Ages

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Middle Iron Age Latgallian crossbow fibula with poppy-pod terminals in bronze

Reproduction of Middle Iron Age Latgallian crossbow fibula with poppy pod teminals in bronze and iron from Latvia. Availble on Balticsmith.com.

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Middle Iron Age Latgallian crossbow fibula with poppy-pod terminals in bronze

Middle Iron Age (ca. 800 C.E.) Latgallian crossbow fibula with poppy pod terminals, silver and iron. Annenieki, Kivti, Latvia. Baltic, not Norse/Viking or Slavic/Rus.