Funerary Fillet

Period: Migration

Date: early 5th century A.D.

Culture: Ostrogothic

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: 1 × 8 1/16 × 1/16 in. (2.5 × 20.5 × 0.2 cm)

Classification: Gold and Silver

Credit Line: Purchase, 1898

Accession Number: 98.11.67


Gold diadems, worn on the head like a crown, were decorated with geometric patterns to match gold foil appliqués that were sewn onto the sleeves and neckline of festive clothing.