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Re: The Crundale Buckle
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 20:08:27 »
The buckle was excavated in 1861, along with, in the same grave, a gilt copper-alloy buckle loop inlaid with garnet and an iron sword with gold pommel decorated with "biting-beasts".
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Copper-alloy buckle-loop with tongue with crescent-shaped plate decorated with cloisonne garnets covering the tongue.
 British Museum number 1893,0601.205

Gold pommel from sword; cocked-hat shape with Style ll 'biting-beasts'.
British Museum number 1894,1103.1

Also of the same date and found in the same area.
Gold circular pendant; cabochon garnet centre linked by a cross of filigree to the edge.
British Museum number 1893,0601.202

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The Crundale Buckle
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 22:05:55 »
This silver buckle was found in a grave of a wealthy male, it is around 2 inches long and found on the Crundale Downs.  It dates from the 7th century, not long after St Augustine landed in Kent, sent to convert the English to Christianity.  It is now held by the British Museum.


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