Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount 024799

Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount 024799
Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount
Copper-alloy, 7.83 grams, 34.78 mm. Circa 7th-8th century AD. A cast copper-alloy belt mount of rectangular form, pierced at each corner. The design includes an advancing griffin in openwork. Reference: cf. griffin belt mounts in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 item II.4.2.3. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1991 inventory no.91.420.4 / cat.2063.


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