Grave goods of a Lombard woman

Date: Last third of the fifth century
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): Hungary
Description: The cemetery of Balatonszemes–Szemesi-berek, on the south shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary, was discovered during motorway excavations (1999–2000) and was found to have an unusually high number of rich female graves from the last third of the fifth century. It offers evidence of Germanic Lombards migrating to the region in this period. The grave of one woman who died in her early to mid-thirties (grave 150) included a pair of bow fibulas (gilt-silver and niello) found on her waist, shoe buckles (silver) found around her feet, and a bound pendant (pebble bound in silver).
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 2
Image Credits: Genevra Kornbluth

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