Visigothic Bronze Belt Buckle(27 views)
Description: ca. 7th Century AD. Bronze with blue-green patina. Rectangular and rounded on the clasping edge with regularly spaced protruding knobs around the outside. The face of this piece is decorated with four panels three squares with an incised "X" and circles around the crossing. The forth panel is a half circle filled with punched circles. There is a rope-like border around the edges. Encrustation throughout. Ex Harlan J. Berk Ltd. 140th Buy or Bid Sale 2004 lot 685. L. 3 5/8".