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Copper alloy buckle: oval faceted loop, faceted tongue and semicircular plate with flanged edge; folded flap attachment with back-plate; three silver sheeted dome-headed rivets (most of the silver now missing); from shoe or horse-harness?
Copper buckle, with semicircular attachment-plate with a flanged edge. Oval loop and semicircular-section tongue.
The semicircular attachment-plate is of copper. The front plate has a flanged edge projecting from the back. The front and back-plates are linked by a folded flap attachment and were made from the same sheet. The folded flap attachment is rectangular with a slot cut into the sheet to accommodate the buckle-tongue.
The back-plate is cut to the same size and shape as the front.
There are three copper dome-headed attachment-rivets on the front plate, each with a silver sheet overlay on the head. The ends of the rivets are flattened to fasten the back-plate and grip the leather. The loop is oval with a circular section. It narrows from the centre towards the ends, where it is secured by the folded flap attachment.
The tongue is semicircular in section with a pointed end bent over the loop and a plain base. It is attached by folding the base around the loop.
- Production date
Length: 28 millimetres
Weight: 7.11 grammes
Width: 23 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Andrási 2008
The original photograph of the collection does not show this object.
1923,0716.123 & 125-6 are similar buckles, but made of silver and with loops of octagonal section.
Shoe-buckle, or from a horse-harness?
- Not on display
- The back-plate is imperfect.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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