Buckle, copper alloy curved frame, central pin and tongue missing, rectangular with incised decorated knops and lobes


Buckle, copper alloy buckle frame, central pin and tongue missing, pin appears to have been iron as there are patches of rust at both ends where the pin would have been inserted in the frame. The buckle frame is rectangular shaped and convex, the pin bar would have been held between the two long ends of the frame. Knops occur at the four corners and lobes at the four centres of the frame, these are decorated with incised dot and circle motifs

One of several medieval buckles put up for sale on an online auction site by a Clare antique dealer. Reported by the National Museum of Ireland and Clare Museum subsequently took possession of them on the assumption they are of Clare origin.

Collection: National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994

Category: Fastener

2007.0002 (5467)