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