Silver buckle: faceted kidney-shaped loop with tongue-rest and notched ends; heavily profiled hollow section; profiled hollow tongue with empty raised rectangular setting for inlay at base; separate circular sheet plate with bevelled edge, folded flap attachment and central dome-headed rivet (from another buckle?); gem removed from setting is separate.
- Excavated/Findspot: Taman, grave A
- Width: 4.6 centimetres (buckle)
- Width: 2.5 centimetres (plate)
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary catalogue' (draft MS):
Provenances are given in MS letter, 18.3.1910; what was purchased was only part of a larger group on offer, and many of the old numbers in correspondence cannot now be correlated with their relevant groups; the vendor in a MS letter claims himself to have excavated the grave groups (to Hercules Read, 29.5.1910)
Purchased from Pierre Mavrogordato of Gross Lichterfelde Ost
Sulimirsky, 'The Sarmatians', London 1970, pl. 59 top right (wrongly provenanced).
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS17009