Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork Plate' Buckle 018857

Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork Plate' Buckle 018857
Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork Plate'Buckle
Copper-alloy, 11.23 grams, 54.21 mm. 5th-7th century AD. A triangular buckle with elliptical loop and integral triangular plate, the outer edges with incised borders, pierced in three places to accept attachment rivets. The tongue is D-section and passes through a hole in the forward edge of the plate. Openwork buckles are not common in Anglo-Saxon England but occasional examples have been found: e.g. a shield-on-tongue buckle from Faversham, Kent. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), BAR British Series 230, 1993, item 34.18. Fine condition. Provenance: found Essex.
 
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