Danube Virtual Museum

Belt fittings

Title: Belt fittings
Site: Текija / Transdierna
Location/Region: Tekija, Đerdap
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: Roman
Closer Dating: The second half of the 1st century
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 3,4 x3,5 -4,5 cm
Production Technique: Casting, minting
Bibliography:

Mano-ZisiĐ. 1957. Nalaz iz Tekije, Beograd

Popović I.1994. Antičko srebro u Srbiji, Beograd

Ratković D. 2007. In. Balkani, Antiche civilita tra il Danubio e l Adriatico, (eds. T. Cvjetićanin, G. Gentili, V. Krstić), Milano 2007

Description

Six rectangular belt fittings. The opposite sides of the plates have cylindrical tubes for button shaped rivets to be put through. The belt plates were fastened with button ends rivets, which were placed on the four corners of the fitting (the rivets are missing on some artifacts). The central part of the hardware is molded in the shape of circular bosses. There is a punctured inscription in the plates.