An Ostrogoth Silver Frog Buckle | 3227 Click to View larger
An Ostrogoth Silver Frog Buckle | 3227
  • An Ostrogoth Silver Frog Buckle | 3227
  • An Ostrogoth Silver Frog Buckle | 3227

An Ostrogoth Silver Frog Buckle | 3227

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Circa 6th century A.D. Size: L 14 cm (5 1/2 in)

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Each end of the kindly-shaped loop terminating in stylized animal heads, scrolling the length, each side of the massive hooked tongue set with glass, both elements hinged to the rectangular plate, a projecting frog-head opposite, the eye and each side of the plate set with cabochon glass, and four glasses 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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