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Some Hunnic Buckles

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

V cent. C.E.
Gilt bronze
Solid oval loop tapering towards the plate. Tongue has a step above the hook; plate folded around loop, secured by two rivets. Front plate, tongue and loop are gilt. 1.2”(3.0cm).
Compare: “Nomadic culture of the south Russian steppe lands: the end of IV and V centuries A. D.” by I. P. Zasetskaia, St. Petersburg, 1994, table 44.

V cent. C.E.
Gilt bronze, solid oval loop tapering towards the plate. Tongue has a step above the hook around the loop; gold plate folded around the loop, secured by rivets. Front plate set with two garnets forming a heart. 1.4”(3.5cm).
Compare: “Nomadic culture of the south Russian steppe lands: the end of IV and V centuries A. D.”by I. P. Zasetskaia, S. Petersburg, 1994, table 2.
Sold at Christie's Antiquities 12/8/99 lot #146.


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