Culture: Hunnic or Frankish
Medium: Gold with garnets
Dimensions: Overall: 1 5/8 x 7/8 x 7/16 in. (4.1 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.697
It is possible that buckles like this one were made in Byzantine workshops and given to barbarians in an effort to persuade them to become Roman allies.