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Merovingian Frankish Silver-Gilt Buckle Tongue

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 575

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 500
EUR (€) 340 - 570
USD ($) 420 - 700
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £288

MEROVINGIAN FRANKISH SILVER-GILT BUCKLE TONGUE

5th-7th century AD. The tongue from a large Merovingian belt-buckle formed as a hollow triangular-section bar with two square gilded panels on the upper end, each with a chip-carved saltire; the lower end curved to accommodate the forward edge of the buckle's loop, decorated with trapezoidal panels bearing a chip-carved double-scroll motif; traces of the attachment staple beneath. Silver-gilt, 22.2 grams, 51 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine condition.

Provenance
From an old European collection.

Literature
See Menghin W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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