6th century AD. A cast plate brooch with geometric panels, discoid eye with garnet cloison insert, trapezoidal tail with inlaid garnet cloison, gentle s-curved leg; pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. 9.38 grams, 45mm (1 3/4"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s. Cf. similar example from Herpes, France, in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item VII.10.24.