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Gilt copper alloy belt-buckle: oval loop; club-shaped tongue; oval plate with folded flap attachment and back-plate; pointillé scene of man fighting lion with a spear and geometric decoration, scrolls round the edges; three attachment rivets.
- Production date
Length: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Technically differs from eastern Mediterranean type B10, according to J. Kleemann.
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Found at 'Annaba (formerly Hippo, then Bône), Algeria; from grave with no.s 1865,0518.1, 2 and 6; there is no direct evidence of the grave groups, but the bill of purchase (16.5.1865) differentiates the contents of "two Byzantine tombs" and this is repeated in Franks 1865; Annual Returns for 1865, p. 15, state the objects "were obtained in the country" by vendor.
DE BAYE, BARON J. 1888. Bijoux vandales des environs de Bône (Afrique), Mémoires de la Société nationale des Antiquaires de France, 5th series 8, Paris, pp. 181, 186-8 and fig.
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, pp. 152-3, fig. 206
BOSTON MUS. 1976. Romans and Barbarians, Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Dec 17th 1976 - Feb 27th 1977. Boston, p. 135 no. 161, pl. 161
KOENIG G.G. 1981. Wandalische Grabfunde des 5. und 6. Jhs., Madrider Mitteilungen 22, Heidelberg, 299-359, fig. 3
- On display (G41/dc17)
- Exhibition history
2009 24 Oct-2010 21 Feb, Germany, Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum, Heirs of the Empire in North Africa - The Kingdom of the Vandals
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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