Merovingian Silver-gilt Raven Brooch with Garnet Eye / SOLD

Merovingian, 6th-7th century AD

The significance of the bird-motif probably lies in the aristocratic cult of the god wodan, who, lik his Scandinavian counterpart Odinn, was able to transform himself into a bird. Also the raven was know as “a beast of battle”. Eagles, ravens, wolfs where know as scavengers of dead warriors. They believed that the animals brought the spirits to the otherworld.

Material: Silver-gilt
Weight: 7,46 grams
Date: Migration period, merovingian, 6th-7th century AD
Measurement: 35 x 18 mm
Condition: Extremely fine condition, the pin is no longer present as is often the case.


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