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The photographed buckles were found for sale on the Web. Unable to verify claims and descriptions.
Buckle plate with Cross
Two Lion motif Buckles First half of VII C.E.
Descriptions for both were identical (see below).
Two Eagle-Headed Buckles First half of VII C.E.
Description for both:
Silver. Each end of kidney-shaped loop terminating in stylized animal heads. The eyes and each end with collar-set cabochon glass, as well as two rows of cabochon glass scrolling along the length. Each side of the massive stylized animal head tongue set with cabochon glass, terminated by standing animal. Rectangular plate has projecting eagle head with glass eye. Central oval glass medallion; six glass cabochons and two rows scrolling on the perimeter. On both, leather belt still preserved between front and back plates.
Compare: "Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria", Vol I, p. 211 #2.
I. - 19.0cm (aprox. 7.5”).
II. - 19.3cm (aprox. 7.5”).
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