barbariansatthegates: Lombardic Brooch with Ro…

barbariansatthegates:

Lombardic Brooch with Roman Cameo; 2nd – 4th c CE (cameo), 7th c CE (brooch) [Source]

“The Langobards often embellished their own jewelry with gems carved centuries earlier by Roman or Etruscan craftsmen. These gems, valued for their antiquity, linked their Langobardic wearers to the illustrious peoples who preceded them on the Italian peninsula.”