Anglo-Saxon 'D-Shaped' Buckle 018703

Anglo-Saxon 'D-Shaped' Buckle 018703
Anglo-Saxon 'D-Shaped' Buckle
Silver, 13.40 grams, 37.39 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A buckle and plate of classic Merovingian style, found across the south-east of England. The loop is cast in thick silver, with D-shaped profile and sub-circular section, thinning on the sides and very narrow behind the plate. The plate is square and quite thick (about 1.5mm) on the outer face, reducing to about 0.5mm on the reverse. The plate is pierced by two silver rivets, which are still in place. The tongue was lost in antiquity, and there is a patch of wear on the loop which indicates where it was in contact. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, p.204-5 items 34.52, 53, 58. Very fine condition. Provenance: ex old English collection, found pre 1999. Lockdales Auction 76, lot 1151. This antiquity is accompanied by an XRF metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.


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