Middle Iron Age Latgallian crossbow fibula with poppy-pod terminals in bronze

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Middle Iron Age Latgallian crossbow fibula with poppy-pod terminals in bronze

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Handmade

Materials

bronze, žalvaris, pronks, бронза, томпак, tombak, Messing, laiton, brąz, copper alloy, bronse, bronce, bronzo

Although this is my largest replica crossbow fibula, it is only about half the size of the original at the Latvian National History Museum in Rīga. Middle Iron Age (ca. 800 C.E.) Latgallian men’s crossbow fibula 90 x 90mm (3½ x 3½”) with poppy-pod terminals. Original in silver and iron, discovered in Annenieki, Kivti, Latvia. A fibula is essentially a fancy safety pin and can be used as a clasp for a shirt, cloak, or coat. This type of fibula was named for its resemblance to a crossbow in the eyes of a 19th, 20th or 21st century archaeologist only, because the crossbow weapon was probably not in use in Latvia until several hundred years after the popularity of such fibulas. Also soon to be available in sterling silver. Polishing cloth and choice of pouch included.

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From Kensington, MD
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