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  • Lyre–Shaped Belt Buckle, 600–700
    Visigothic
    Copper alloy; L. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
    Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Lauder Gift, 1990 (1990.193.3 ab)

    Lyre-shaped buckles, reminiscent of the musical instrument, were worn frequently throughout the Mediterranean. This bronze example was modeled after Byzantine gold and silver ones.

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  • Lyre-Shaped Belt Buckle, 600–700
    Visigothic
    Copper alloy; L. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
    Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Lauder Gift, 1990 (1990.193.3 ab)

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