Lot 987: Germanic Gilt Buckle Set with Garnets
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th-6th century AD. A gilt-bronze belt set comprising: a buckle with D-shaped loop, round-section tongue, triangular plaque with inset garnets cloisons; a rectangular plaque with garnet cloison elements comprising a central discoid, two lateral triangles and irregular panels, slider and studs to the reverse. 24 grams total, 33-44mm (1 1/4 - 1 3/4"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.