Noric-Pannonian Belt-Fittings, Bronze

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The provinces of Noricum and Pannonia (now mainly Austria, western Hungary, Slowenia and Croatia) with their celtic roots were very important for the Roman Empire because of the mineral resources. Especially the famous iron (ferrum noricum) was from highest interest for military purposes. The celtic origins influenced the traditional women´s dress, depicted on various gravestones (pic. 2). Also the archeological finds help to reconstruct the ancient costumes. The noric-pannonian women´s dress consists of special belts and brooches, descending from late celtic types. Often the deceased are depicted with small boxes, a mirror and a certain kind of head-dress. Some of the typical noric-pannonian belts and brooches were found far away from the home provinces, maybe a sign of ancient mobility of humans or simply of trade.

An original of a noric-pannonian buckle was provided to us by a private collector. The belt-plates in openwork were reconstructed and are based on finds from the Magdalensberg, Austria, published in J. Garbsch´s important book trading the women´s dress. The belt fittings comprise 1 buckle with decorated plate, 1 separate belt-plate, 1 broad strap-end in openwork and 2 small strap ends, all handcrafted from real bronze. The fittings come supplied with rivets and instructions. It is recommended to use thin and flexible leather for the belt, which must be tucked around the buckle, maybe 2 sewn layers of goat-skin. Usual cow belt leather is much too stiff for this purpose.

J. Garbsch, Die norisch-pannonische Frauentracht im 1. und 2. Jahrhundert, Münchner Beiträge z. Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Bd. 11, 1965

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