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Silver buckle, incomplete in places, with a broken buckle loop and the right-hand edge of the tongue-plate missing. The buckle-plate is triangular with a large dome-headed rivet at the tip and two smaller dome-headed rivets in the two upper corners; only the left-hand rivet remains. It is decorated with a band of irregular punch-marks running along the edges, and a panel of punch-marks in the centre. At the broad end of the buckle-plate, two complete cast loops with grooved edges form the hinge with the tongue-plate. This is decorated with two curving bands of punched triangles and squares, which run from each rivet-head towards the opposite corner of the plate, crossing in the centre. The tongue is hexagonal in section and turns downwards at the point. It is unmoveable on the loop. The loop is plain and moveable in the hinge.
This buckle forms a pair with buckle 1939,1010.137. Excavated from Area C and shoes complex.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 4.7 centimetres (overall)
- Width: 1.2 centimetres (buckle-plate)
- Width: 1.2 centimetres (tongue-plate)
- Thickness: 0.2 centimetres (buckle-plate, max)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS16941