Visigothic 'Openwork' Buckle 024492

Visigothic 'Openwork' Buckle 024492
Visigothic 'Openwork' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 22.75 grams, 74.15 mm. Circa 6th century AD. A cast copper-alloy belt buckle with integral plate. The loop is rectangular in plan and the plate is formed with concave sides and pointed rear edge, open to the centre. The tongue is formed with a curled tip to fit over the forward edge of the loop, and with a shield-shaped element to the rear. To the reverse are three pierced attachment lugs. Reference: cf. buckle from Badajoz region in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 item IX.1.2. Very fine condition, intact. Provenance: from an old English collection.

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