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  • Description

    Silver buckle, incomplete, comprising part of the buckle-plate, the complete tongue-plate, and part of the tongue and loop. The buckle-plate has two rivets, one with a domed rivet-head, and two complete cast loops, which form the hinge with the tongue-plate. It is decorated with a punched design along the edges and in a line down the centre. The tongue-plate has two empty rivet holes, and is decorated with a punched band along the long edge bearing the hinge, which crosses in the centre and curves upwards to meet the rivets. The hinge is grooved.
    This buckle forms a pair with buckle 1939,1010.138. Excavated from Area C and shoes complex.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 1.5 centimetres (buckle-plate)
    • Length: 1.8 centimetres
    • Width: 1.5 centimetres (tongue-plate)
    • Length: 1.8 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 542c, 543b bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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