Late Roman Chip Carved Buckle

Late antique animal head buckle with chip carved decoration, based on a find from Monceau-le-Neuf, 4th to 5th century AD.

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Late Roman Chip Carved Buckle with Animal Heads, Bronze

This late roman belt buckle is decorated with a chip carved pattern and animal heads. The original from Monceau-le-Neuf (Dep. Aisne) grave 1 dates to the late 4th / early 5th century. It will be attached to the belt strap with two small rivets, the assembly material and instructions are included in the delivery.

Size approx. 53x 44 mm, suitable for a belt width of 30 mm.

The cemetery of Monceau-le-Neuf, Dép. Aisne

"On an elevation to the north of Monceau-le-Neuf, a large inhumation cemetery dating from the late Roman and Merovingian periods was uncovered. Numerous graves of the 4th century were destroyed by later burials. A continuous occupation of the cemetery from the 4th to the 7th century is very likely. The excavator Lelaurain attributes about 200 graves to the late Roman period and about 800 graves to the Merovingian period. Among the burials of the
Among the 4th century burials, 2 rich weapon graves stand out [including tomb 1].

Whereabouts: Mus. Municipal Laon (parts of tomb 1 in the Delvincourt Collection, formerly Crécy-sur-Serre)."

From:H. W. Böhme, Germanische Grabfunde des 4. bis 5. Jahrhunderts zwischen unterer Elbe und Loire. Studien zur Chronologie und Bevölkerungsdichte. Münchner Beitr. Vor- u.Frühgesch. 19 (München 1974).

Lit. : C. Boulanger, Le Mobilier Funéraire Gallo-Romain et Franc en Picardie et en Artois (1905) Taf. 8, 4.7-8; 9,4; 10, 4; 11 ; 12, 1 ; 14-15; 20.

J. Pilloy, Etudes sur d'anciens lieux de sépultures dans l'Aisne 3 (1912) Taf. 4, 1-12; 5.

J. Werner, Acta Arch. 20, 1949, 248 ff. - H. Roosens, Quel-ques mobiliers funéraires de la fin de l'époque romaine dans le nord de la France. Diss. Arch. Gandenses 7 (1962) Taf. 10-12.

M. Proettel, Zur Chronologie der Zwiebelknopffibeln, IN: Jahrbuch RGZM Mainz 1988, Mainz 1991

E. Keller, Die spätrömischen Grabfunde in Südbayern, Münchner Beitr. Vor- und Frühgesch. 14, München 1971

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Delivery time 1-2 weeks
size 53x 44 mm
Era Late Antiquity
Material Bronze
Kind of replica Belt Buckles and Fittings
scope of delivery With rivets and instructions, ready to assemble.
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