Visigothic 'Square Loop' Buckle 024491

Visigothic 'Square Loop' Buckle 024491
Visigothic 'Square Loop' Buckle
Copper-alloy, 70 grams, 102.10 mm. Circa 7th century AD. A cast copper-alloy belt buckle with integral plate. The loop is square in plan and narrow on the forward edge. The plate is formed flat and tongue-shaped with three pierced lugs to the reverse. 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; it is attached to the plate by a rivet. Reference: cf. more ornate buckle of unknown Spanish provenance in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 item IX.6.2. Very fine condition, intact. Provenance: from an old English collection.

 
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