Anglo-Saxon 'Elliptical Loop' Shoe Buckle 019811

Anglo-Saxon 'Elliptical Loop' Shoe Buckle 019811
Anglo-Saxon 'Elliptical Loop' Shoe Buckle
Copper-alloy, 1.60 grams, 17.96 mm. 5th-7th century AD. A cast buckle with elliptical loop and integral plate, pierced to accept a round-section wire tongue. The plate is pierced at the rear edge to accept two small rivets, still in place, which were flattened over a copper-alloy rove on the reverse. Such a small buckle may have been used to fasten a shoe or purse. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), BAR British Series 230, 1993, item 34.66. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
 
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