Gold buckle with rectangular plate. The buckle-end has cut-away shoulders near the loop, which is of smooth plain gold and swivels on a hinge. The tongue, also of plain gold, is fixed. The rectangular plate consists of a central panel of inlaid garnet cloisonné work formed of a mass of irregular cells, with cloisonné borders along each long side. At the end of the buckle is a shelf, set slightly lower than the rectangular plate, and set with three gold rivets with beaded wire collars, interspersed with step-cut garnet cloisonné work. These rivets connect with the plain gold back-plate. There are two more rivets with beaded wire collars, heads facing downwards, beneath the shoulders.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 7.3 centimetres
- Width: 2.3 centimetres
- Weight: 64.92 grammes
2008 22 Aug-7 Dec, Germany, Bonn, Kunst and Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Rome and the Barbarians
2008 28 Jan-20 Jul, Italy, Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Rome and the Barbarians
2002 13 Mar-26 Sep, Woodbridge, The National Trust-Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Warriors
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Prehistory and Europe
- 1939,10-10,7 (former number)
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Object reference number: MCS15426
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