Lot 1074: Viking Gilt Belt Suite
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. A group of silver-gilt belt mounts, a buckle and belt plate, comprising: eighteen convex shield-shaped mounts with central scrolling vine leaf and grape cluster motif, three attachment lugs to the rear; fourteen square mounts with central scrolling vine leaf and grape cluster motif, hole to one end and four attachment lugs to the rear; a D-shaped buckle with plate to the rear decorated with scrolling vine plant with clusters of grapes to the side, for attachment lugs to the back; a strap end with scrolling vine plant motif with clusters of grapes to each side. 141 grams total, 20-51mm (3/4 - 2"). Acquired on the German art market in the 1990s. [34, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.