Iron buckle; massive oval inclined loop; tongue with basal shield; trapezoidal plate with folded flap attachment and rectangular projecting end; silver encrusted and inlaid Style II animal interlace; profiled heads, masks; three domed silver attachment rivets; loose fragment of inlay.
- Found/Acquired: Amiens
- Length: 31.1 centimetres (overall)
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Ex collection Darly of Amiens; in view of the richness of this Merovingian material it seems likely that this [1891,1019.1 to 73] is a collection from the general neighbourhood, rather than from a single cemetery in the town itself.
Purchased from Messrs Rollin and Feuardent
LASKO P. 1971. The Kingdom of the Franks. North-West Europe before Charlemagne. London, p. 76 ill. 61
NEWMAN H. 1981. An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry. London, p. 131
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS8010
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