Large Early Saxon Silver Gilt Germanic Buckle
This is a wonderful early Saxon silver buckle, dating to the 5th - 6th century A.D. The large buckle is intact with some of the gilding remaining on the tongue, interestingly this tongue is riveted shut (so likely worn as a decorative piece, rather than a functional buckle).
DATE: c. 5th - 6th century A.D.
SIZE: 28.74mm x 43.25mm x 5.93mm
WEIGHT: 11.86 grams
PROVENANCE: Purchased from a private Cambridgeshire collector, originally acquired during the 1990's.