Gold appliqué, one of two; sheet strip decorated in repoussé to imitate buckle with oval loop; tongue with rectangular setting at base and rectangular plate with central cabochon setting; pseudo-filigree border.
- Excavated/Findspot: Caucasus, grave E
- Length: 4.5 centimetres
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
1988 12 Mar-15 May, Germany, Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Shirn Am Römerberg, Germanen, Hunnen und Avaren
1987 12 Dec-1988 21 Feb, Germany, Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Germanen, Hunnen und Avaren
24 January 2002
Req.No:77228 Light clean. Reshape after discussion. Strengthen with adhesive etc as necessary.
January 2002 Req.No:77228 Dirty. Reverse has deposits of a resin-like material. It may be an old adhesive or lacquer - possibly original. The front is slightly tarnished. CRB
January 2002 Cleaned the front surface only with acetone applied on cotton wool swabs to remove the dirt and the tarnish. CRB
Prehistory and Europe
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