Copper alloy buckle, complete, forming a pair with buckle 1939,1010.151. The loop is oval shaped and circular in cross-section. The tongue is oblong in cross-section, with a flat end which curves around the bar of the buckle-loop, and a small rectangular platform decorated with two grooves at the base of the tongue. The buckle-plate is rectangular, comprising a sheet of copper alloy folded back to form the upper and lower plates of the buckle, and a loop to hold the buckle-loop. The end of leather strap 1939,1010.150a remains in the buckle-plate. One dome-headed rivet passes through the buckle-plate and is attached to leather strap 1939,1010.150a; two other rivets are missing. The buckle is green and very corroded. 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: 2.35 centimetres (plate and loop)
- Width: 1.8 centimetres (plate)
- Width: 2.8 centimetres (loop)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
11 November 2005
Reason for treatment
Consolidate, repair and re-pack as necesaary.
A copper alloy buckle. The buckle has a loose leather fragment. The object is unsuitably packed.
The leather fragment was re-joined using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate). Packed object with a plastazote lining within a crystal box. The box was labelled with the registration number on the lid and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS13399
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