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Copper-alloy shield-on-tongue buckle and plate; leather remains

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:45 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze buckle, with plate, length 10.7cm. Extremely narrow, oval loop, with straight bar. Triangular plate, with rounded expansions at top side and foot for rivet with now missing domed caps. The plate folded over bar at top, where cut into two tabs to admit tongue. On back a separate sheet bronze plate riveted over tabs, and clamped to front and to belt by the rivets, with bronze washers, at back, which were masked by the dome-heads. Traces of leather on back of upper plate. Tongue thick, with thin shield shaped back.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 127

Object ID

M6176

Catalogue Number

M 6176

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

shield-on-tongue 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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