Archaeological Reproductions

Visigoths reproductions & jewelry

The Visigothic goldsmith can be divided into two categories: religious works, and pieces for personal use. Jewelry and religious goldsmith pieces, as well as royalty pieces, they used to be made of gold or gold-plated bronze. They used several techniques: retouched and etched casting, fire-gilded, welding and inlays.. They were known for the use of the style "cloisonée" which is the division of an area into small sections for embedding glass, or stones, framed in gold to increase its luminosity.

eagle-shaped fibula

Eagle-shaped fibula

Reproduction of Visigoth fibula or gold brooch (end of century V to VIII). It is the only known fibula type A1. Discovered in Tierra de Barros (Extremadura), the original piece is in The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (USA).

visigothic cross

Visigothic Cross

Bronze Cross (original with gold filigree), found at the site of 'La Vega Baja', in Toledo. Mozarabic - Visigothic origin, has four arms cloverleaf and palm filigree patterns surrounding a central circle with a five petal flower.

plate belt buckle

Plate belt buckle

Plate belt buckle, type 'lily-shaped'. The plate is rectangular, with rounded distal end and seven buttons. The carved and incised forms a double-lined frame decoration, enclosing a decorative motif of stylized tap protome.

bronze key

Trunk key

Key found on the site of 'La Vega Baja' in Toledo. The original is in perfect condition. It's striking for its beauty and delicacy. At present, it's trying to decipher some signs carved on it.

acorn shaped pendant

Acorn shaped pendant

Acorn shaped pendant found at the site of 'La Vega Baja' in Toledo. Carried out starting from brass sheet and decorated with zigzag lines on top, mimicking the cortex. Late Roman or early Visigoth era.

visigothic brooch tournai

Tournai Visigothic brooch

Reproduction of Visigothic brooch in silver plated brass and enamel. Found in the necropolis of Saint-Brice (Tournai, Belgium). The original is in the Archaeological Museum of Tournai.

visigothic coins

Visigothic coins

Visigoth gold coins (tremis), with effigies of kings: Suintila (621-631 AD), Tulga (639-642 AD), both minted in Tarraco (Tarragona) and Erwig (680-687 AD), minted in Ispalis mint (Seville). Found in the archaeological site of 'La Vega Baja' (Toledo).

visigothic buckle

Visigothic buckle

Reproduction and adaptation for pendant of a Visigothic silver buckle. Dated to the seventh century, appeared in the archaeological site of the village of Clunia (Burgos). Decorating with openwork art and lobed arches motifs.