Clasp | Cleveland Museum of Art Clasp, 600s Merovingian, Burgundian, Migration period, 7th century iron with silver overlay, Overall - h:7.70 w:3.85 cm (h:3 w:1 1/2 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1918.930
"Middle Saxon Woman - A simple costume,in natural colours, accentuated with jewellery. ~ Lots of early-period outfits on this site based on finds in Britain." This is a pretty basic costume for a female character from the Anglo-Saxon culture.
Early Medieval clothing: Frankish women from the time of the Merovingian dynasty wore colourful tunics, fastened with two belts and a band of precious materials. They wore their hair in long pleats, covered with veils or caps.
A Migration Period silver gilt buckle and strap end Circa century A. Composed of sheets of silver, the front gilded and decorated with a border of spiralling filigree interspersed with knopped rivets, the buckle chip carved, and mounted