Iron belt buckle counter-plate: narrow rectangular with profiled edge; two lateral projections at one end; silver encrusted and brass inlaid geometric and Style II animal interlace decoration: five billeted rings along centre and four animal heads along each side; three attachment rivets now all missing.
- Length: 7.7 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Either St. Loup, c. Sézanne, arr. Epernay, dép. Marne, France; from a cemetery or Le Meix Tiercelin, c. Sompuis, arr. Vitry le François, dép. Marne, France (MS Album, vol. 1, pls. 13 and 39, gives both provenances)
MS Album reference:
MOREL L. and GASTEBOIS E. n.d., Matériaux pour l'histoire de la Champagne Souterraine, ou 30 années de fouilles archéologiques dans la Marne, 1862-1892, vol. 1: Epoque gauloise; vol. 2: Epoques diverses. Unpublished MSS in the Bibliothèque Carnegie (shelfmarks: CH.G.63-64), Reims
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS17336
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