An Ostrogoth Silver Eagle-Headed Buckle | 3224 Click to View larger
An Ostrogoth Silver Eagle-Headed Buckle | 3224
  • An Ostrogoth Silver Eagle-Headed Buckle | 3224
  • An Ostrogoth Silver Eagle-Headed Buckle | 3224

An Ostrogoth Silver Eagle-Headed Buckle | 3224

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Circa 6th century A.D. Size: L 17 cm (63/4 in)

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Each end of the kindly-shaped loop terminating in stylized animal heads, the eyes and each end with collar-set cabochon glass, scrolling the length, each side of the massive hooked tongue set with glass, both elements hinged to the rectangular plate, a projecting eagle-head opposite, the eye and each side of the plate set with cabochon glass, a large oval glass in the center, the surface with rows of scrolling and other geometric ornament, originally riveted to a leather belt, part of which is still preserved.

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