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Belt Buckle

Date:
ca. 400
Geography:
Made in Gaul
Culture:
Late Roman
Medium:
Silver-gilt, niello
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in., 1.1oz. (6 x 4.5 x 0.7 cm, 31g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.192.146
  • Description

    This object comes from the Vermand Treasure, the most richly appointed barbarian-warrior grave ever found. The grave, was likely that of an auxiliary soldier stationed in the Roman province of Gaul. It also contained a shield, parts of which
    are on view in the Arms and Armor Galleries.

  • Provenance

    Found in Vermand, northern France; Albert Jumel, Amiens; Stanislas Baron, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)

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