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Three Late Roman Bronze Buckles, Byzantine Period, 650-800 AD

Group of three Byzantine belt buckles with kidney-shaped, high-sided frames and lateral ridges at the resting point of the pronge.

The heavy pronges are fixed between lugs, their tops are provided with rectangular shields.

Some pronges decorated with concentric circles.

The frames correspond to type R (fig. 1, pp. 4-5) in the classification of Schulze-Dörrlamm.

This type of buckles could be adorned – using a wider peg – with (ornamented) plates. For a related example with an additional plate, cf. reg. no. 1864,0511.1 in the British Museum database.

Intact and rare, nice patina.

H. frame 4.5 cm (1.8 in)
W. over pronge 4.3 cm (1.7 in)

Swiss private collection of Dr. Roland Hartmann (1922-2007), antiquarian and internationally recognized authority in the field of ancient cultures and writings.

360 USD

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Literature: Mechthild Schulze-Dörrlamm. Byzantinische Gürtelschnallen und Gürtelbeschläge. Kataloge vor- und frühgeschichtlicher Altertümer. Band 30, 2. Mainz 2009.

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