Alamannic crossbow brooch from Lauffen, around 400 AD.
Alamannic crossbow brooch from Lauffen
Crossbow brooch from an early Alamannic woman’s grave near Lauffen, Heilbronn district, Germany. This richly furnished grave from around 400 AD also contained two of these brooches, a belt buckle, a silver ring similar to that of no 0632, a large silver hairpin covered with gold sheet, several necklaces made of glass and amber, 2 melon beads, Cypraea snail shell, ceramic dishes, a bone comb, a wooden box with iron fittings and food accessories. Length of the brooch 7.2 cm.