Metal Detecting Ancient Bronze Relics

My next find made me think of the early medieval times again.


Fibula of Unusual Shape in the Hole

Ancient Bronze Relic Found


Bronze Rhomboid Fibula, circa III - V AD


Through research, I found out that this type of small bronze arch fibula with broad rhomboid catch plate is related to the Chernyakhov - Sintana de Mures culture (2nd-5th Centuries) distributed in Ukraine, Moldavia and Romania.


Rhomboid Bronze Fibula, Safety-Pin Type, circa 2nd - 5th Century

Bronze Rhomboid Fibula Safety-Pin Type


At least I discovered one bronze relic related to the cultural settlement that resided at this site in the early medieval times. After I rinsed the dirt off, I noticed the 1700 years old filing marks left by the ancient bronze-smith on the fibula's surface.

Filing Marks on Ancient Fibula


I was amazed by this ancient craftsmanship. Hard to believe that each fibula was individually made by filing a piece of bronze into a proper shape in accordance to the cultural tradition, style, societal rank and time period.

Ancient Bronze Craftsmanship


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