Merovingian Frankish 'Shield-on-Tongue' Buckle 025446

Merovingian Frankish 'Shield-on-Tongue' Buckle 025446
Merovingian Frankish 'Shield-on-Tongue' Buckle
Silver, 5.66 grams, 28.74 mm. 6th century AD. A small show or strap buckle. The loop is kidney-shaped with scooped underside; the tongue features a stepped rectangle at the base and is curved over the loop. The plate is tongue-shaped with a strap beneath curved over the rear of the loop, secured by a single rivet. Reference: Marzinzik, S. Early Anglo-Saxon Belt Buckles (Late 5th to Early 8th Centuries AD), Oxford, 2003, item 93/2. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: from an old English collection.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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