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Byzantine - Silver-Gilt - Hinged Plate Belt Buckle

Antiquities - Byzantine


LOT 765

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,200
EUR (€) 900 - 1,350
USD ($) 1,130 - 1,690
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Price (+bp): £585 (EUR 659; USD 823)
BYZANTINE - SILVER-GILT - HINGED PLATE BELT BUCKLE

Circa 6th-7th century AD. A beautiful silver-gilt hinged buckle comprising a dished loop formed as a series of crescents each with a slight depression on the upper surface retaining its gilding; the tongue with rectangular panel at its base and the leading end curved slightly over the forward edge of the loop; the plate is formed as an opposed pair of acanthus leaf elements above a circular panel comprising an annulet of triangular motifs surrounding a disc with an expanding-arm cross motif; on the reverse are three attachment lugs with lateral piercings to accept a securing wire or thread; complete and in very fine condition. 28 grams, 84 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition, complete and in working order.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
Cf. W. Menghin, The Merovingian Period – Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 (Perugia p.559).

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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