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Gold Belt Buckle and Gold Strap End

Date:
ca. 600
Culture:
Langobardic
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in. (5.3 x 3 x 1.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1895
Accession Number:
95.15.98a
  • Description

    This group of objects was found in the grave of a Langobardic horseman, who was buried in his warrior dress, with weapons, shield, helmet, and the fittings for his horse. What remains are the many gold pieces that would have ornamented his clothing and equipment, and they attest to the great wealth of the Langobardic aristocracy within a generation of settling in Italy.

  • Provenance

    Found in Castel Trosino, central Italy.; Samuel T. Baxter, Florence (from at least 1876-1895)

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