Anglo-Saxon 'Triangular' Buckle 019340

Anglo-Saxon 'Triangular' Buckle 019340
Anglo-Saxon 'Triangular' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 5.01 grams, 37.95 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A miniature version of the classic Merovingian three-boss buckle seen at high-status sites such as Sutton Hoo, Taplow and Prittlewell. The dished elliptical loop is integral with the triangular plate with semicircular lobes at the forward end and a pelta-shaped finial. The lobes feature ring-and-dot detailing within an incised double border; the finial bears a third ring-and-dot motif. There are traces of silvering on the plate; the pin was lost in antiquity. The pierced attachment lugs are in place on the reverse. Miniature buckles of this kind were used to fasten shoes and leg-bindings. Reference: West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Material from Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, p.185 item 8. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Suffolk, England.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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