A purse with a striker mount, or fermoir, or taschenbugel based upon finds from a Frankish grave in Lavoye (grave 319b), beautifully reproduced by the group Hedningar.

A purse with a striker mount, or fermoir, or taschenbugel based upon finds from a Frankish grave in Lavoye (grave beautifully reproduced by the group Hedningar.

Purse clasp, 6th c. no. France. MMA.

Purse Clasp Date: Geography: Made in Northern France Culture: Frankish Medium: Copper alloy, garnets and green glass with patterned foil backings Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 1 x in.

Purse Mount Date: late 5th–early 6th century Geography: Made in Northern France Culture: Frankish

Purse Mount Date: late century Geography: Made in Northern France Medium: Silver with garnets, glass, cuttlefish bone Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 1 x in. x x 1 cm) Accession Number:

Projet-Grande-Oye: L'aumonière

Projet-Grande-Oye: L'aumonière

These purse clasps were found alongside the backs of the deceased. They have a cloisonné decoration of garnets and glass figuring horse head. The grave goods of the aristocratic Frankish burials at Saint-Dizier.

These purse clasps were found alongside the backs of the deceased. They have a cloisonné decoration of garnets and glass figuring horse head. The grave goods of the aristocratic Frankish burials at Saint-Dizier.

Taschenbeschlag mit farbigen Glaseinlagen von Bad Krozingen, Kr. Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. (Foto: LDA Ba.-Wü. Freiburg)

Taschenbeschlag mit farbigen Glaseinlagen von Bad Krozingen, Kr. Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. (Foto: LDA Ba.-Wü. Freiburg)

exported from INRAP site http://www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Ressources/Dossiers-multimedias/Les-tombes-de-Saint-Dizier/p-2346-Le-mobilier-des-tombes-aristocratiques-de-Saint-Di.htm

exported from INRAP site http://www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Ressources/Dossiers-multimedias/Les-tombes-de-Saint-Dizier/p-2346-Le-mobilier-des-tombes-aristocratiques-de-Saint-Di.htm

Copper alloy fremoir: flat profiled strip with animal head terminals with garnet disc eyes; 3 garnet inlays in central section and one on each jaw, all bordered by punched dots; small oval buckle loop in middle; back-plate. British Museum, 1905,0520.243. 10.7 cm

Copper alloy fremoir: flat profiled strip with animal head terminals with garnet disc eyes; 3 garnet inlays in central section and one on each jaw, all bordered by punched dots; small oval buckle loop in middle; back-plate. British Museum, 1905,0520.243. 10.7 cm

Projet-Grande-Oye: L'aumonière

Projet-Grande-Oye: L'aumonière

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