Buckle, copper alloy, trapezium shaped with knops, lobes and incised decoration


Buckle, copper alloy double looped buckle, frame and central pin cast in one piece, tongue missing The frame is trapezium shaped and contains four knops at the corners and four lobes at the centres of the long ends of the frame. The knops are almost circular protrusions delinated from the rest of the frame by a double incised line; the lobes consist of a rectangular shaped protrustion with a central division.

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

2007.0005 (5470)