Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Buckle 024089

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.


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