This fire-gilt silver fibula belongs to the most important finds of the Roman Iron Age in the District of Harburg. It represents an animal – hound or hart - looking over its shoulder, which was crafted by a Germanic artisan after a Roman model in the indiginous style. Comparable fibulae are known from Scandanavian princely burials


  • Title: Tangendorf disc brooch
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Roman Iron Age
  • Location: Tangendorf, District of Harburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Brooch
  • Medium: Silver, Copper, Iron, Silber (feuervergoldet), Horn, Kupfer, Eisen

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