Alamannic crossbow brooch from Lauffen, around 400 AD.


Alamannic crossbow brooch from Lauffen

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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.

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