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Lot 961: Gothic Buckle Group
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th century AD. A mixed group of silver buckles comprising: a substantial round-section loop, keeled tongue with ribbed rear, square plaque and strap beneath; one similar, smaller, facetted loop and tremolier lines to the plaque; one similar, ribbed tongue, ovoid plaque. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item III.7.3.1 for type. 96 grams total, 35-67mm (1 1/2 - 2 3/4"). From a European collection; formerly in an old Oriental collection; acquired 1960. [3, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.