- Museum number
Gold sheet open-work sub-oval miniature buckle, with extensive filigree decoration in plain and beaded wire. Two opposed pairs of linked bird heads with incised hooked beaks enclose a rectangular central panel containing interlacing snakes on a two-part base. The filigree overlies a repoussé open-work base soldered to a separate flat sheet, which is soldered to the underside of the buckle, filling a rectangular cut-out. An additional foil patch secures this on the back, where small right-angled hooks (L. 0.3 cm) attached the buckle to thick fabric or leather.
- Production date
Length: 3.15 centimetres
Width: 2.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This buckle is one of a pair. For curatorial comment see .1094a'70.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 25 Apr-26 Oct, Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities, Golden Middle Ages
2004 1 Apr-30 Oct, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'Between Myth and Reality'
2007 17 Mar-28 Oct, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitors Centre, 'Wondrously Wrought'.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number