Roman 'Scrolled' Belt Mount 023358

Roman 'Scrolled' Belt Mount 023358
Roman 'Scrolled' Belt Mount
Copper-alloy, 7.40 grams, 48.93 mm. Circa 5th century AD. A cast copper-alloy lozengiform military belt plate with chip-carved decoration. The plate is pierced in two places close to the narrow ends, which are thicker than the plate, possibly due to casting limitations. The surface is decorated with a tight overall scroll pattern regularly laid out. The decoration resembles that on a Late Roman military strap end from Ratae Coritanorum, near Leicester. Reference: cf. the Ratae Coritanorum strap end in Hawkes, S. C. Soldiers and Settlers in Fourth to Fifth Century Britain in Medieval Archaeology, 1961 fig.23a. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Toothill, Essex, UK.


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