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Gold Disk Brooch

Date:
7th century
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Copper alloy, gold, remnant of iron pin
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/16 x 3/8 in. (2.7 x 0.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.192.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
The relief pattern of these brooches was created by working a thin sheet of metal from the reverse side. Roman coins were the inspiration for such designs.
Inscription: (in field, raised) - OVICVZ
Stanislas Baron, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan(1913–1917)
Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Merovingian Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1910. no. 23, p. 11, pl. II.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 249, 350, fig. 21.28.



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