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  • Description

    Copper-alloy counterplate from a buckle. Five-sided with one thick edge and heavily ridged, a swastika panel, and a tendril-filled triangle bordered by animals, pointing to a human face. Parallel to the thicker, heavily ridged edge is a rectangular panel of five swastikas inlaid with silver wire. The layout of the triangle is the same as on the triangular end of buckle plate 1970,0406.26.b, except that it is slightly larger. The human face is now embellished by two tendril scrolls (forming nostrils). The border animals are also similar except that both jaws are clear, the hatching is in curved strokes in a vertical direction and a tendril scroll appears at each joint, and now the tail is long and flowing around the human head. Animals run down from rather than up to the apex.


  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.85 centimetres
    • Width: 4.75 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Marzinzik 2013 18 bibliographic details
    • Hirst & Clark 2009 Fig.192; p.367 (Gr 117/1 b) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1965-1978.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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  • Additional IDs

    • i (Marked on object)
COMPASS Title: Copper alloy and silver buckle and belt plate

Group of Objects

COMPASS Title: Copper alloy and silver buckle and belt plate

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