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This is an excavated group of five Scandinavian Viking silver belt plates, dating to the 10th - 11th century. Each plate is shaped as two inverted triangles each with three pellets (similar to that found on punched silverwork). Each piece has been stamped out on a die, the backs having tiny bronze pins for attachment to a leather belt. An interesting group in good uncleaned and excavated condition.
OBJECT: Belt plate group
CULTURE: Scandinavian Viking
DATE: c. 10th - 11th century A.D.
SIZE: 21mm x 16mm x 2mm +/-
WEIGHT: 3.71 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection