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Byzantine Openwork Cross Buckle, 7th Century AD

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Seller: clioantiquities (172) 100%, Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 132745578345 Byzantine Openwork Cross Buckle CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Byzantine Empire DATE: Circa 7th Century AD DIMENSIONS: 4.86 cm (1.91 in.) long. DESCRIPTION: A cast bronze Byzantine buckle, comprised of an integral loop and plate and a separate tongue. The rectangular loop has a chamfered outer border and a recessed couch for the tongue, which extends over the forward edge of the loop and features a raised curl at the rear. The D-shaped buckle plate is pierced by a large cross developing into a pelta (shield) behind. Three pierced lugs for attachment on the reverse. Intact. Stable and smooth light green to chocolate brown patina. PROVENANCE: Ex old English private collection. COMPARISONS: See a related example in the British Museum’s on-line collections, Registration number:1989,0402.1. US Buyers Only, Please! Condition: Excellent Condition, Stable Patine, Material: Bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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