Migration Period - Early Medieval Times - 400 - 800 A.D.


 
Merovingian / Germanic shield boss or short sword
 


 

 

   Merovingian shield boss, or umbo, in excavated condition. Tip missing.

   Merovingian / Germanic shields were round, made in wood, and protected by a central iron boss. (see examples)

   Rusted. Partly treated for conservation. Visible lacks.

   Material : Iron
   Origin : France / Germany
   Provenance : Paris auction house - ex. Nicaise collection
   Period : VI - VII th c.A.D.
   Dimensions : Diameter : 13 cm

        Ref. : m-071

 

   Price : SOLD - to be informed by e-mail when a similar item becomes available.


 


 
   

 


 
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