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Small gold buckle, with a rounded end and cut-away shoulders at the loop. The loop is of plain gold, D-shaped in section, and hinged. The tongue is plain gold and fixed. There is one large plain rivet at the toe, and two smaller rivets at the shoulders, all connecting with a triangular backplate. The buckle-plate is decorated with inlaid cloisonné garnet work consisting of large cells, with one mushroom cell in centre, one step-cut cell above and below it, and two further step-cut cells at the shoulders of the buckle, flanking the tongue. The edge of the buckle-plate has a border of narrow rectangular cells, which curve at the toe to form the rounded end. Each cloisonné cell has an underlay of stamped gold foil.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 4.6 centimetres
- Width: 2.3 centimetres (across loop)
- Weight: 21.11 grammes
2003 22 Mar-12 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Far Fetched Treasures
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,8 (former number)
Group of Objects
Small gold buckle, with rounded end and cut away shoulders at loop. The loop is of plain gold and D-shaped in section. The tongue is plain gold and fixed, while the loop is hinged. There is one large plain rivet at the toe and two smaller ones at the shoulders, all connecting with a triangular backplate. The garnet work on the buckle-plate has large cells, one mushroom and two step-cut, otherwise very simple.
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Object reference number: MCS15454
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