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Copper-alloy buckle and plate

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:42 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze buckle and plate, cast together, total length 3.3cm. Small oval loop, originally with iron tongue (now broken away) attached through hole at top of plate. Plate very interesting - shaped like body of fish, with tail at foot end, and bifurcated head reaching up and slightly around the loop - typical Germanic mode of converting full face into two profiles. Fish has concentric chevron decoration on tail, representing fins, and both halves of head have recognisable eye and long upper jaw. Single rivet at top and base of plate.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 179

Object ID

M6335

Catalogue Number

M 6335

Material

copper alloy, iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, iron) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

buckle plate (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; buckle plate) (Antiquarian Keyword; buckle shank)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

buckle

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