Fibulae of this kind were common throughout Europe, all they way from the late Roman period, the Dark Ages and the Early Medieval period.
This cloak brooch is hand forged from iron and left roughly finished to retain its handcrafted character and period appearance. Large brooch pins such as this were commonly used to fasten cloaks in the dark ages and early medieval period.
Functional padlock with lock plate and two keys of steel. Very solid manufacture, all pieces riveted.