Buckle, copper alloy, double loop "spectacle" buckle containing fragment of tongue attached to central pin


Buckle, copper alloy, double loop or “spectacle” buckle, frame and central pin bar cast in one piece. Each loop consists of an almost circular shape joined in the centre at the central pin. A portion of the tongue, also of copper alloy, is still attached to the central pin

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

2007.0007 (5472)