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07.12.2021

Suspension-buckle

Cultures/periods:

Germanic

Production date:

6thC

Found/Acquired: 

Europe: Scandinavia: Sweden: Gotland: Grötlingbo

Materials:

copper alloy

The copper alloy buckle pendant consists of a truncated-conical ring with carved rims framing a band of punched lattice rectangles and a projecting triangular plate with a bifurcated end, fastened with two fastening rivets and a relief human face mask with a prominent chin at the top. A peripheral ring for hanging is cast on one side. The tongue is missing and the ring is damaged at the hinge.

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