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Strap-end; silver-gilt, niello; with elaborate Gothic cresting at the edges and a moulded rim; a scrolled terminal with attachment ring; the rectangular plate on one side with a central sunk medallion with armorial shield, above the medallion a cherub with a scroll inscribed 'CON EL TEMPO', and below, flanked by winged angels; the reverse of the strap end with a similar central medallion inset within in the figure of an angel, the shield bearing three capped heads.
- Production date
Length: 102 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description in Syson and Thornton 2001, p. 55 with commentary. Letter received (see object file) saying that the writer has a replica of this belt: further information sought. DFT.
After scientific examination at the British Museum in 1993, the two inset medallions have been confirmed as being decorated not with niello but with an organic material. The workmanship of the two inset medallions is different from the main plates and the belt-buckle (AF 2851.a), suggesting they are later additions.
- On display (G46/dc2)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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