London, South Kensington
7 November 2001
A FINE BYZANTINE GOLD BELT BUCKLE
EARLY 7TH CENTURY A.D.
The belt loop with hinged tongue decorated with a basal rectangle with chased cross, attached to an openwork plate decorated with bird heads, ornamented with punched circles, the disc terminal with chased cruciform monogram, two attachment loops on the reverse
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long
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