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Timeless are pleased to offer a very large Byzantine Bronze Buckle, dating well over a thousand years old.


The buckle displays a rectangular frame decorated with corner mouldings, and an open-looped bronze pin. The pin is also made bronze, but with a slightly different composition to the frame (which has resulted in a different patina colour).


This is normally due to the frame being cast but the pin being cold-worked from sheet bronze - however, the moulding which decorates the pin where the loop meets the shaft suggests that the pin was also cast.


It's a bit of an enigma!


One of a large collection now available in the Timeless Galleries



  • Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2018, previously forming part of a private European collection formed prior to 1990.

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