Lot 936: Saxon Chip-Carved Triangular Belt Plate
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th-6th century AD. A flat-section triangular silver plate with parcel-gilt centre; opposed scrolls to the centre, border of advancing quadrupeds. Cf. Marzinzik, S. Early Anglo-Saxon Belt Buckles (Late 5th to 8th centuries AD.), BAR British Series 357, Oxford, 2003, pl.74. 8.97 grams, 61mm (2 1/2"). Property of an Essex collector by inheritance 2013; previously acquired 1979.
Condition Report: Very fine condition, usage wear.