Anglo-Saxon 'Triangular' Buckle 019501

Anglo-Saxon 'Triangular' Buckle 019501
Anglo-Saxon 'Triangular' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 1.95 grams, 26.10 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 curved triangular plate which is pierced to accept a thin wire tongue. A pierced attachment lug is in place on the reverse, and the narrow end is pierced by a small rivet. 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 Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire, England.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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