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Some Byzantine Buckles

The photographed buckles were found for sale on the Web. Unable to verify claims and descriptions.

Byzantine Buckle Types
After "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria" , Vol. III

First half of VII C.E.
Silver
Cast in block. Solid crown-shaped plate with small triangular lug at the top. Laterally elongated loop with deep recess to take the pin. Wide bevel along the perimeter. Tongue decorated with collar-set yellow cabochon glass. Two short rods at the rear. 1.8”(4.6cm).
Compare: "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria" vol.1, p. 218 #22

VIII C.E.
Bronze
Kidney-shaped loop; short wide tongue with flat knob. Both hinged to a plate with small round lug at the top and decorated with uncertain design in high relief. 2.5”(6.4 cm).

VIII C.E.
Bronze
Kidney-shaped loop; short wide tongue with flat knob both hinged to an open-work plate. Two perforated lugs at the rear. 2.6”(6.8cm).
Compare: A. Aibabin, “Ethnischegeschichte der Fruhbyzantinischen Krim”, 1999, p.169 # 8, 9;

VIII C.E.
Bronze
Oval-shaped loop. Short tongue with flat knob and dot-and-circle indentation; both hinged to an openwork plate decorated with dot-and-circle indentation. Two perforated lugs at the rear. 2.6”(6.5 cm).
Compare: "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria" , Vol. III, p. 368 #13,14.

VIII C.E.
Bronze
Kidney-shaped loop. Short wide tongue with cubical knob and cross indentation on three sides; both hinged to a openwork plate. Three perforated lugs at the rear. Pin is not original. 3.0”(7.5 cm).
Compare: "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria", Vol III, p. 368 #13,14; A. Aibabin, “Ethnischegeschichte der Fruhbyzantinischen Krim”, 1999, p.169 # 8, 9;

VIII C.E.
Bronze
Kidney-shaped loop. Short wide tongue with cubical knob; both hinged to a openwork plate. Two perforated lugs at the rear. 2.6”(6.5 cm).
Compare: "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria", Vol III, p. 368 #13,14; A. Aibabin, “Ethnischegeschichte der Fruhbyzantinischen Krim”, 1999, p.169 # 8, 9;

Second half of VIII C.E.
Bronze
Kidney-shaped loop. Short tongue with flat knob. Both hinged to a triangular plate decorated with stylized floral relief . 2.3”(6.0cm).
Compare: "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria" , Vol III, p. 368 #1

Second half of VIII-IX C.E.
Silver
Plate with crimped edge and three rivet holes. Trapeziform decorated loop. Tongue and plate hinged with silver pin. Short wide tongue with flat knob with cross. 2.8” (7.0 cm).


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