Sântana de Mureș Culture Fibula

Period: Great Migrations
Year: 300-900 AD
Dimensions: 6 x 6.5 cm
Medium: gold and garnets
Culture: Sântana de Mureș
Provenance:
Private collection, France
Private collection, U.S.A.

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Description: 
Although it was not typical for the Huns to wear fibulae,  the abundance of garnet inlays reflects the tastes of the new Hun era. The fine workmanship and a rich combination of heavy gold and  garnets argue that it may have been made for an important  leader.
Compare
i) Gold Fibula, 5th century, Chernigov (Sântana de Mureș)  Culture from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
ii) Small fibulae from the  Pietroasele Hoard, National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest, Romania.