The British Museum Cabinet E; 'Runes and Writing'. Photographs courtesy of Lindsay Kerr. Two radiate-headed brooches of gilded silver with garnet. Merovingian (South German type) 6thC. One has an inscribed runic inscription on the back which is not easily readable, but may include a personal name. The other brooch is an inferior copy, possibly by an apprentice, and is not inscribed.