Lot 960: Gothic Buckle and Strap Distributor Group
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th century AD. A group of silver belt fittings comprising: a buckle with round-section loop, tapering tongue with hooked end, discoid riveted plaque with strap beneath; three strap distributors, each a round-section hoop with three ovoid riveted plaques. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item I.38.4 for type. 27 grams total, 27-32mm (1 - 1 1/4"). From a European collection; formerly in an old Oriental collection; acquired 1960. [4, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.