Byzantine 'Cross and Crescent' Openwork Buckle 022454

Byzantine 'Cross and Crescent' Openwork Buckle 022454
Byzantine 'Cross and Crescent' Openwork Buckle
Copper-alloy, 7.40 grams, 37.03 mm. Circa 6th-7th century AD. A cast openwork buckle comprising an integral plate and loop and separate tongue. The loop is rectangular with chamfered edges and a couch for the tongue. The plate is D-shaped with cruciform and crescent piercings and small knop at the rear. The tongue is a flat bar inserted through the plate's piercing and coiled around the rear of the loop. There are three pierced lugs on the reverse for attachment. Reference: cf. hinged-plate openwork buckle from Eski-Kermen in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 item I.6.1.1. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: from an old English collection.

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