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Byzantine - Bronze Hinged Zoomorphic Plate Buckle

Antiquities - Byzantine


LOT 769

Estimate
GBP (£) 180 - 240
EUR (€) 200 - 270
USD ($) 250 - 340
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £230

BYZANTINE - BRONZE HINGED ZOOMORPHIC PLATE BUCKLE

Circa 6th-7th century AD. A good example of the classical Byzantine copper-alloy belt buckle, its elliptical loop provided with a couch for the tongue; its D-section tongue with a square panel at the base; its quadrangular plate with raised border decorated with punched triangles, bearing the figure of an advancing lion, full-face and with its tail raised above its back, with its fur detailed in fine striations; at the rear edge provided with a rectangular slot through which the belt could pass to be secured. 25 grams, 68 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition, complete and undamaged.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
Cf. W. Menghin, The Merovingian Period – Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 (Pöttsching-Zillingtal grave 151A p.339); cf. S. Platonov & S. Taryta, Platar, Kiev, 2004, p.211 item 25.b.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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