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  • Description

    Two conjoined copper alloy buckles, comprising a small complete loop and part of a second loop, joined end-to-end. Each loop with traces of a tongue and the remains of hinge-loops for the attachment of buckle-plates. The heavily corroded state of the buckles makes it difficult to tell whether the buckles were originally cast or soldered together, or became joined through corrosion. One of the loops has linen fragment 1939,1010.190 adhering. Excavated from Area C and shoes complex.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 1.5 centimetres (complete loop)
    • Length: 0.9 centimetres (complete loop)
    • Length: 2.68 centimetres (both loops together)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Fig. 544d-f 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

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