Iron buckle counter-plate; massive trapezoidal; silver encrusted and inlaid with Style II animal interlace and geometric decoration; no rivets remaining; one loose fragment.
- Found/Acquired: Amiens
- Length: 14 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
This forms part of a matching set with 1905,0520,284 and 285, allegedly from Herpes, dép. Charente.
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.
See B. Ager, 1997, “Recent re-discoveries in the Continental Early Medieval Collections of the British Museum”, in G. de Boe and F. Verhaeghe (eds.), Papers of the “Medieval Europe. Brugge 1997” Conference, vol. 10, Zellik, pp. 139-144.
Prehistory and Europe
Group of Objects
Iron belt buckle and back-plate: massive oval loop an inclined strip with copper alloy wire border around bottom; tongue with basal shield; trapezoidal plate with stubs of folded flap attachment; silver encrusted and inlaid ladder-patterned Style II animal interlace entwined with central "cartouche"; 5 rivets round edge all missing; matching rectangular back-plate; organic remains(?).
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Object reference number: MCS7588
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