Ever since the Bronze Age have been used for sealing the clothing specially made pins and brooches.
The shapes of the fibula (except ring fibula) have changed throughout history again and again and therefore offer a good opportunity dating.
In our shop you will find the earliest forms of fibula fibula glasses up to the Fürspan of the High Middle Ages.
In the late Middle Ages fibulae lose by using other closure options, such as buttons, more important.
The earliest forms of metall garment closing - dress pins and brooches occur in the Bronze Age.
In the early Middle Ages there are many forms of casted fibula, often also decorated with almandine or email.
In the High Middle Ages fibula have lost their importance, usually, only one forward fibula used in the neckline - Fürspan (brooch).