Iron buckle and counter-plate: trapezoidal plates with profiled edges (the loop missing); silver encrusted and inlaid and brass inlaid wiry Style II interlace decoration with 3 pairs of animal heads and ladder-pattern loops; originally three copper alloy attachment rivets on each plate, only one remains on 112b at end and two on 112a, which has damaged edges and a deep notch in one side.
- Length: 7.5 centimetres (counter-plate)
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Unrecorded, but said to be from "the district of the Rhine and Moselle", Germany; recent research has shown that the vendor has been notoriously unreliable.
Given by The Friends of The British Museum
Acquired from David Reiling of Mainz through Max Rosenheim
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS12029
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