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  • Description

    Copper alloy buckle, complete. The loop is oval-shaped and circular in cross-section. The tongue is triangular in cross-section and flat at the base. 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 1939,1010.149a remains in the buckle-plate. Three dome-headed rivets pass through, one of which is attached to the leather strap. The buckle is now green. Excavated from Area C and shoes complex.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 2 centimetres (plate and loop)
    • Width: 1.75 centimetres (plate)
    • Width: 1.9 centimetres (loop)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Fig. 552a, d bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: MCS13381

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