Medieval Buckles and Medieval Buckle Plates for sale

At the beginning of medieval England buckles were of ring shape with a plain design. Circa 1250 A.D. medieval buckle designs started to become a bit more elaborate consisting of highly decorated buckle plates and shaped buckles. Please find below current selection of Medieval Buckles and Medieval Buckle Plates for sale.

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Medieval 'Lion Regardant' Buckle 026962

Medieval 'Lion Regardant' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 27.79 mm, 35.21 mm. 12th-13th century AD. A cast buckle formed as a lion modelled in the round. The lion's head is turned backwards to grip the tail in its mouth. The tongue is looped around a bar between the forepaws and hindpaws. The mane is emphasised with notched bands. Reference: cf. Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002 item 500. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Lincolnshire, UK.

£195.00

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Medieval 'Lion Regardant' Buckle 026962
Medieval 'Crown-Shaped' Bronze Buckle 025420

Large Medieval 'Crown-Shaped' Bronze Buckle
Bronze, 56 grams, 62.23 mm. 13th-14th century AD. A very large cast bronze belt or strap buckle comprising: a rectangular open plate with serrated forward edge and recess for the tongue; the loop D-shaped with three cast triangular projections to the forward edge; the tongue D-section with square block to the upper face; to the rear edge a rectangular-section bar for attachment to the belt; to the upper faces of the plate and loop, punched-point detailing. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: ex property of a Sussex gentleman; acquired before 1990.
£120.00

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Medieval 'Crown-Shaped' Bronze Buckle 025420
Medieval 'Crowned Head' Buckle 023851

Medieval 'Crowned Head' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 9.97 grams, 62.15 mm. Circa 14th century AD. A cast copper-alloy buckle with rectangular loop and riveted strap to the rear. On the forward edge of the buckle's loop is a human bust wearing a tridentine crown. Reference: cf. Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002 fig.568. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Tilbury, Essex, UK.
£60.00

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Medieval 'Crowned Head' Buckle 023851
Medieval 'Crowned Head' Buckle 023858

Medieval 'Crowned Head' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 3.43 grams, 22.45 mm. Circa 14th century AD. A cast copper-alloy buckle with D-shaped loop and internal bar. The outer face of the loop is formed as a human bust with a tridentine crown. Reference: cf. Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002 fig.568 for a buckle with a facing crowned head. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Tilbury, Essex, UK.
£45.00

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Medieval 'Crowned Head' Buckle 023858
Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Buckle 024089

Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Buckle
Gilt copper-alloy, 9.96 grams, 41.80 mm. Circa 12th-13th century AD. A cast copper-alloy buckle with separate tongue and plate. The loop expands towards the forward edge, which is ornamented with foliate designs. The tongue is a flat sheet-metal spike. The plate is attached to the loop by an extension coiled over its rear edge, with an openwork boss formed as a regardant lion with its tail curled over its back. The surface is gilded, and one of the two attachment rivets remains at the rear edge. Reference: Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002 fig.530. Very fine condition, intact. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, UK.
£175.00

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Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Buckle 024089
Medieval 'Arrowhead' Buckle 023099

Medieval 'Arrowhead' Buckle
Copper-alloy and iron, 10.81 grams, 41.26 mm. 12th-14th century AD. A cast copper-alloy buckle formed as a D-shaped plate with overlapping ends to the rear, pinched and overlapped. The plate bears three bilinear 'arrowhead' designs on the upper surface. The remains of the iron pin can be seen at the rear junction and on the flat loop. Reference: Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 3, London, 2002 p.90. Fine condition. Provenance: found Nottinghamshire, UK.
£60.00

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Medieval 'Arrowhead' Buckle 023099
Medieval 'Stamped' Plate Buckle 022768

Medieval 'Stamped' Plate Buckle
Copper-alloy, 8.31 grams, 44.50 mm. Circa 15th century AD. A copper-alloy belt or harness buckle with trapezoidal loop and flat-section wire tongue, the separate plate attached to the rear bar of the loop. The plate is stamped with a series of five minims, the end ones offset slightly above and below the line respectively, imitating blackletter script (e.g. 'um' or 'imi'). On the rear edge of the plate are placed two attachment rivets. Reference: Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002 items 439, 441, 465. Very fine condition, complete with rivets. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, England.
£60.00

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Medieval 'Stamped' Plate Buckle 022768
Early Medieval 'Strap End' Buckle 014441

Early Medieval 'Strap End' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 10.78 grams, 46.03 mm long. Early medieval; circa 12th century AD. A complete example of an early medieval strap end buckle, with plate bow and pin all preserved. The plate having a simple border line decoration with traces of gilding and three rivets; two for attaching the bow and the third to affix the buckle to a leather strap. The simple bow and pin are fully functional. Good very fine condition.
£45.00

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Early Medieval 'Strap End' Buckle 014441


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