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    Buckle counter-plate: trapezoidal with rectangular projecting end; silver encrusted and inlaid partly ladder-pattern Style II animal interlace, profile heads, masks; differing in detail of design from buckle (no 1); two of three dome-headed and silver-sheeted attachment rivets with milled collars remain.


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    • 7thC
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    • Length: 7.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    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


  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    15 March 1984

    Treatment proposal

    Remove lacquer, possible restoration of silver overlay (Discussion with Dafydd Kidd) Clean silver. Relacquer.


    Old lacquer on the silver.

    Treatment details

    Removed the old lacquer with acetone on cotton wool swabs. Cleaned with Duraglit silver polish. FNS

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