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  • Description

    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.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 2.35 centimetres (plate and loop)
    • Width: 1.8 centimetres (plate)
    • Width: 2.8 centimetres (loop)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 55a-b bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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