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LOT 0391

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,150 - 2,870
USD ($) 2,450 - 3,270

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,620

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,620

Migration Period Gilt Silver Buckle with Garnets

5th century AD

A complete silver-gilt hinged buckle with inset garnets; the dished loop featuring cabochon garnets at the hinge and either side of the couch for the tongue, with panels of scrolled decoration between; the carinated tongue featuring rectangular panels of step decoration on the base and scrolled decoration on the forward lateral panels; the lozengiform plate filled with scrolled decoration on the main panel with opposed bird figures placed on the rear edges; plaque pierced in three places for attachment. 84 grams, 13.5cm (5 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
German art market before 2000.
With a European gentleman living in the UK.
Property of a Surrey gentleman.

Literature
Cf. Menghin, W.,The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, (Kerch, Ukraine, p.306).