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 '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
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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